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Judge Named to Investigate Assassination of President Moise


(Barbados Today) The Dean of the Court of First Instance in Port au Prince, Bernard Saint-Vil, says a “very competent” judge has been appointed to lead the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, who was gunned down at his private residence on July 7.

The Dean, had in the past few days, found it difficult to appoint a judge to examine the file and documents related to the killing of Moise, because they feared for their lives.

Death threats are especially common in high-profile slayings in Haiti, and several court clerks probing Moïse’s death have already gone into hiding after being ordered to change some names and statements in their reports.

Saint-Vil has named Judge Mathieu Chanlatte as the judicial officer to conduct the probe and the President of the National Association of Haitian Magistrates, Jean Wilner Morin, said he believes that his colleague will not be intimidated.

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