Haitian Judicial Clerks Investigating Moise Assassination Receive Death Threats

The National Association of Haitian Clerks said on Monday that two of its members are receiving death threats for assisting in the investigation into Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination.

The Association told French Newspaper, Le Nouvelliste, that two of its clerks, Marcelin Valentin and Waky Philostène, of Pétion-Ville Clément Noël peace court have received the death threats. Carl Henry Destin, deputy justice of the peace court, also received “anonymous calls” from people who are threatening his life.

Martin Ainé, president of the Association called on Haiti’s Justice and Public Security Minister Rockefeller Vincent to “pass the necessary instructions in order to guarantee the security of these aforementioned clerks so that they can carry out their task in peace.”

A group of armed assailants who stormed into his home assassinated Moise at around 1 a.m. on July 7. The assailants also critically injured the Haitian first lady Martine Moise during the attack and underwent surgery in Miami, Florida.

Authorities in Haiti have said 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans have been linked to the president’s killing.

Police have arrested 18 of the Colombians along with three Haitians. They have killed at least three of the suspects during an encounter while five have not yet been arrested.

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