HAITI CRISIS DEEPENS AFTER PRIME MINISTER SACKS PROSECUTOR

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Haiti’s political crisis has worsened after Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Tuesday September 14, 2021 sacked the chief public prosecutor who had accused him of links to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7.

Henry’s decision to fire prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude has exposed the infighting at the highest levels of what is left of Haiti’s government, more than two months after Moise was shot dead by assassins who stormed his private residence in the hills above Port-au-Prince.

Claude was sacked hours after he asked the judge investigating Moise’s murder to charge the prime minister  with involvement in the case.

“I have the pleasure of informing you that it was decided to terminate your post,” Henry told Claude in a publicly distributed letter.