Port-au-Prince – The current president of the Caribbean state of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated early in the morning of July 7, 2021 by a group of unidentified militants who broke into his residence. His wife, Martine, was also shot during the attack and eventually died on the way to the hospital.

“Around one o’clock in the morning, on the night of Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 July 2021, a group of unidentified people, including those who spoke Spanish, attacked the president’s private residence and mortally wounded the head of state,” Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in an official statement. state leadership.

“I condemn this abominable, inhuman and barbaric act!” Prime Minister Joseph responded. Meanwhile, the security situation in Haiti remains calm.

Lada Matyášová, Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc

Image source: Discours du Président de la République, S.E.M. Jovenel MOÏSE, at the 25th anniversary of PNH (communication.gouv.ht)