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World Arrests Tied to Jovenel Moise's Assassination Grows to 26, Now Includes 3 Haitian Cops

03:22  21 july  2021
03:22  21 july  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Arrests tied to the assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have grown to 26, three of those individuals being Haitian cops, the Associated Press reported.

a man looking at the camera: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: President of the Republic of Haiti H.E. Jovenel Moïse speaks onstage during the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 2 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 25, 2018 in New York City. Four more individuals were arrested on Tuesday in relation to the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, with three of the individuals being Haitian police officers. © Leigh Vogel/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: President of the Republic of Haiti H.E. Jovenel Moïse speaks onstage during the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 2 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 25, 2018 in New York City. Four more individuals were arrested on Tuesday in relation to the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, with three of the individuals being Haitian police officers.

"There was infiltration in the police," Police Chief Léon Charles said. He announced that four more arrests were made Tuesday and at least three of them were police officers, ranks of the officers involved have not been released.

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While 26 individuals have been arrested in relation to the case, it is still unclear who was behind the attack on Moïse and his wife.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below:

Haitians held official ceremonies Tuesday to honor assassinated President Jovenel Moïse while preparing to install a new interim leader and arresting at least three police officers implicated in the killing.

Designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry was to be sworn in to replace interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who assumed leadership of Haiti with the backing of police and the military after the July 7 attack at Moïse's private home.

A crowd of international dignitaries and Haitian officials clad in somber suits sat under the shade of pink and white bougainvillea to commemorate Moïse in the yard of the Nation Pantheon Museum in Port-au-Prince.

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A large portrait of the slain president hung behind Joseph as he spoke to mourners. "The president is dead because of his political and social convictions," he said.

Joseph accused oligarchs and criminals of assassinating the president's character and then the president himself. He called on everyone to seize the moment as an opportunity to find a common purpose and durable, viable solutions.

Haitian police identified the fourth suspect, who was not a police officer, as Dominick Cauvin.

An individual named Dominick Cauvin has lived in South Florida, spending time in recent years in Miami, Miami Beach and Pembroke Pines, public records show. He's listed as an independent security consultant, according to his LinkedIn profile; his private Instagram account lists him as founder and owner of Armotech International Corp. and Armotech Group S.A., in Haiti.

Cauvin is currently listed as CEO for a company based in Pembroke Pines, Florida, called Armotech International Corp., which he registered with the state on Nov. 2, 2020, public records show. He set up a similarly named company, the Armotech Group Inc., in early January 2020, only to dissolve it in April 2021, records show.

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Authorities earlier said they had detained and isolated—but not formally arrested—several high-ranking police officials as they tried to determine why the attackers were able to reach the president without any of his guards being injured.


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Henry, a neurosurgeon and former Cabinet minister, was scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday afternoon after promising to form a provisional consensus government to lead Haiti until elections are held.

"We will need this unity to overcome the many challenges that beset us," Henry said. "Some have observed the latest events with amazement, others wonder with reason about the management of the country."

Henry said he has met with various unidentified actors as well as civil society and the private sector.

The government released the names of Henry's Cabinet, with the ministers of justice, economy, finance, agriculture and others keeping their positions.

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Haiti Elections Minister Mathias Pierre told the Associated Press on Monday that Joseph would step down and cede the position to Henry, who was chosen for the post by Moïse shortly before he was killed but had not been sworn in.

The change in leadership comes after a group of key international diplomats called on Henry to create a "consensual and inclusive government" in a statement issued Saturday that made no reference to Joseph. The Core Group is composed of ambassadors from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the U.S., France and the European Union as well as representatives from the United Nations and the Organization of American States.

Robert Fatton, a Haitian politics expert at the University of Virginia, said Joseph's departure was to be expected.

"Joseph's fate was sealed over the weekend," he said. "Everything that happens in Haiti has a powerful foreign component."

A main opposition coalition known as the Democratic and Popular Sector called Henry a puppet of the international community and rejected his appointment.

"This step is only a political provocation that will add fuel to the fire and push the country further into crisis," it said.

On the same day the Core Group issued its statement, first lady Martine Moïse arrived back unannounced in Haiti to the surprise of many. She had been recovering at a hospital in Miami. On Monday, her office issued the first public statement since the killing, thanking Haitians for their support.

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"Your moral support gives the presidential family the courage to go through this great ordeal and helps it transcend these moments of indescribable pain," it said.

The police chief said Tuesday that in addition to the new arrests, seven high-ranking police officials—including those with the president's security detail—had earlier been placed in isolation, though they are not formally considered suspects.

He said 18 Colombians, five Haitians and three Haitian-Americans have been arrested.

a statue of Jovenel Moïse: A man puts his name into a signature book during a memorial ceremony for late Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the National Pantheon Museum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Moise was assassinated on July 7 at his home. Joseph Odelyn/Associated Press © Joseph Odelyn/Associated Press A man puts his name into a signature book during a memorial ceremony for late Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the National Pantheon Museum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Moise was assassinated on July 7 at his home. Joseph Odelyn/Associated Press

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Slain Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence .
Shots erupted outside the ceremony for Jovenel Moise as hundreds of protesters clashed with police.His wife, Martine Moise, arrived at her husband’s service in Cap-Haitien to cries of “Justice! Justice!” as she headed straight to his casket, climbing the stairs and stopping in front of it. Her right arm in a sling from wounds she suffered during the assassination, she lay her left arm on the casket and then brought it to her heart as she stood there in silence. Her eyes filled with tears as her three children joined her.

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