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Haiti - FLASH : All the arrested Colombian ex-soldiers were aware of a plan to kill President Moïse
29/07/2021 12:09:03

Haiti - FLASH : All the arrested Colombian ex-soldiers were aware of a plan to kill President Moïse
In an interview on the station "BLU Radio" of Bogotá, Diego Molano, the Colombia Minister of Defense revealed that according to the latest information gathered, we can now say that all the former Colombian soldiers were aware of the project to kill the President of Haiti.

When asked if the ex-soldiers had assassinated the President of Haiti, the Minister explained, "What they said in the interrogations is that they had a mission, the mission was in the process of being changed and the last mission was assassination. What is important is that everyone knew what was going to happen. Now it will be up to the judicial process in Haiti to determine to what extent they participated in it individually."

Molano specified that the assistance provided by the Colombian Government to ex-soldiers detained in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34294-haiti-assassination-of-the-president-a-colombian-consular-delegation-expected-in-haiti.html was released for humanitarian reasons and not because he considers them innocent.

In addition, the President of the Republic of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez in a press statement published by his office this week asked the Haitian authorities to guarantee a fair trial to the 18 Colombians arrested for their alleged involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. emphasizing "There are three things that must be guaranteed :

First, a fair trial. Regardless of what the evidence says, everyone needs procedural guarantees for a trial […] ”

Secondly, a commitment to protect the human rights of people "[...] Beyond any consideration, any investigation, conclusive information, the integrity of the people who are the subject of this assessment, assessments and sanctions by the official Haitian authorities must be protected [...]

Third point, the search for intellectual authors must be continued until reaching the highest level. "We already know, with the information available that there is the participation of Colombians, but there has also been information of collusion within Haitian authorities. There were also arrests, but it is very important to reach the top of those who were behind this heinous crime. "

Note that earlier this week, another mission from the Colombian Ombudsman's Office visited Haiti to verify the situation of the Colombian ex-servicemen detained as well as to see the measures adopted to protect the rights of nearly 80 Colombians residing in Haiti, especially in Port-au-Prince, in order to avoid stigmatization or persecution.

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