Haitian doctor believed to be key suspect in Jovenel’s assassination

Haitian doctor believed to be key suspect in Jovenel’s assassination

Police in Haiti say they have arrested a doctor they believe is a key suspect in organising last week’s assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

They say Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a 63-year-old Haitian national, flew into the country on a private jet in early June with “political motives”.

Mr Moïse, 53, was killed at his residence on 7 July, by 28 foreign mercenaries, the police said earlier.

His wife was injured in the attack, and then flown to the US for treatment.

The BBC report states that the arrest of Mr Sanon was announced at a police briefing late on Sunday in the capital Port-au-Prince.

“This is an individual who entered Haiti on a private plane with political objectives,” said Haiti’s police chief Leon Charles.

He said the initial plan had been to arrest President Moïse, but “the mission then changed”. He did not elaborate.

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