UPDATED 11:20 AM PT – Thursday, October 7, 2021
The widow of Haiti’s slain president, Jovenel Moise, is seeking justice while testifying in court. According to reports Wednesday, Martine Moise answered questions for hours during a judicial hearing into the assassination of her husband.
Authorities said more than 40 people have been arrested in connection to the murder, although it remains unclear who administered the operation. Moise was fatally shot back in July after assassins stormed his private residence.
“We demand justice, justice, justice, justice, justice. We must get justice for Jovenel Moise, so that other nations can respect us. Because he was not just any person, but a sitting president. We demand an international investigation to get justice. Because this government seems to be an obstacle to justice for Jovenel.”
— Mertyl Masse – Haitian Resident
Former First Lady #MartineMoise landed in #CapHaitien last night for her interrogation with Judge Garry Orelien on 10/6 concerning #JovenelMoise's assassination. She layed a bouquet of flowers on her late husband's grave last night.#haiti #haitinews #haitiantimes pic.twitter.com/BPMeA36NLA
— Haitian Times (@HaitianTimes_) October 2, 2021
The former first lady urged anyone with information to come forward and said she wouldn’t rest until her husband’s killers were brought to justice.