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They denounce blockade of investigation of assassination in Haiti

The coordinator of the National Network in Defense of Human Rights, Pierre Esperance, denounced that the investigation into the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse is today blocked, and those responsible are protected by the authorities, reports Prensa Latina.

After the first partial report of the investigation was known by the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ), the order was given at the highest level of the State not to proceed with the file.

“As of today, there is no ongoing investigation. At the investigative office level, action is being taken. The Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) has blocked the investigation, including the inquiry," he told the Magik9 radio program.

According to the human rights defender, the DCPJ report did not reveal the names of those who financed the assassination, but it did expose its organizers, including lawyer Joseph Badio, police officers Dimitri Hérard, Jean Laguel Civil and Gilbert Dragon, as well as former Sen. John JoÔl Joseph.

Esperance said that both Badio and Joseph have protection from the authorities, and even the former parliamentarian left the country with the help of the prime minister, Ariel Henry, and the secretary general of the Presidency, Josué Pierre Louis.

On December 7, five months of the assassination were completed, and more than 40 people are still in custody, 18 of them of Colombian nationality, accused of perpetrating the crime.