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Haiti - Assassination of the President : 2nd request for extradition from Haiti rejected, Jamaica will deport Palacio to Colombia
02/01/2022 08:57:51

Haiti - Assassination of the President : 2nd request for extradition from Haiti rejected, Jamaica will deport Palacio to Colombia
Former Colombian military officer Mario Antonio Palacios, arrested in Kingston in October 2021 for irregular migration, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-35054-haiti-flash-a-key-suspect-in-the-assassination-of-jovenel-moise-arrested.html and considered by Haitian justice as the number one suspect in the assassination on July 7, 2021 of President Jovenel Moïse, which is the subject of a second extradition request by Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-35588-haiti-flash-haiti-tries-a-second-time-to-extradite-palacios.html will finally be deported to Colombia on January 3, 2022 announced on Saturday 1st January, MP Marlene Malahoo Forte, Attorney General of Jamaica, clarifying "The information supplied did not link him to the assassination and essentially indicated that he was a suspect [...] without any detail" adding "Our attempts to get further and better particulars from the Haitian government were unsuccessful and are inssufficient to establish the mercenary's involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse."

Neither Palacio's lawyers nor Haitian government officials have commented yet.

Former Haitian Chancellor Claude Joseph deplores this decision "[...] This is a heavy blow to the investigation. Unfortunately, no follow-up has been carried out by the current team [...] There is no political will to advance the investigation into the assassination of Jovenel Moïse."

It only remains to know the position of the Colombian Government on the case of Mario Antonio Palacios, while 18 Colombians are still in the hands of Haitian justice https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34199-haiti-assassination-of-the-president-names-of-the-20-members-of-the-commando-arrested-5-others-still-on-the-run.html as part of the investigation of the file on the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34162-haiti-flash-president-jovenel-moise-assassinated-by-mercenaries-official-updated-7am-+-video.html

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