Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has been invited by the country’s chief public prosecutor to explain his connection to the main suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
President Moise was assassinated when gunmen stormed his home on July 7.
A letter sent by prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude to Henry on Friday, said the hearing at the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince would take place at 10am on Tuesday.
Claude emphasised that his invitation to the Prime Minister was optional, but said that it was justified given what he called a “case of extreme gravity for the nation”.
Prosecutor Bedford Claude said that just hours after the killings, Henry had multiple phone calls with suspect, former Haitian justice ministry official Joseph Felix Badio suspected to have ordered the assassination.
Geolocation data also showed that Mr. Badio, whose whereabouts are currently unknown, was speaking from the scene of the crime.