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Haiti - FLASH : President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated by mercenaries (official) Updated 7am + video
"It is with great sadness that we confirm the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, during an attack on his residence by mercenaries. The First Lady, injured, receives the necessary care. Our hearts go out to the presidential family and to the whole nation," Embassy of Haiti in Canada
Official PRESS RELEASE
"Around one (1) o'clock in the morning, on the night of Tuesday July 6 to Wednesday July 7, 2021, a group of unidentified individuals, some of whom spoke in Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and thus mortally wounded the Head of State. Wounded by gunshot, the First Lady takes the care that her case requires.
Condemning this odious, inhuman and barbaric act, the Prime Minister a.i, Dr. Claude Joseph, and the CSPN call on the population for calm. The security situation in the country is under the control of the Haitian National Police and the Haitian Armed Forces.
All measures are taken to guarantee the continuity of the State and protect the Nation.
Democracy and the Republic will win.
Dr. Claude Joseph Prime Minister a.i"
Mise à jour 7;00 a.m.
"The situation is under control. I am in a meeting with the CSPN to ensure security and take all measures for the continuity of the State," Prime Minister a.i. Claude Joseph informed.
Due to an ongoing security situation, the US Embassy in Haiti is restricting its direct-hire US citizen staff to the Embassy compounds in Tabarre. The Embassy will be closed today.