The US indicted four other men for the assassination of the Haitian president: they have already been extradited
The Department of Justice reported Tuesday that The United States has filed criminal charges against four other men for the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Following this decision, the defendants – three Haitian-Americans and one Colombian – were extradited to the northern country.
In this way, the four men, who were detained in Haiti, will appear on Wednesday before a federal judge in Miami, who will issue the charges against them, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.
Months ago, three other men were already transferred to the United States to be prosecuted for this murder.
Jovenel Moïse, 53, was shot dead by an armed commando in July 2021 at his private residence in Port-au-Princewithout the intervention of his bodyguards.
His death further aggravated the chaos in which the Caribbean country is plunged.
After the president’s assassination, Haitian police quickly arrested about 40 suspects, including 20 former Colombian soldiers, recruited according to them by a Florida-based security firm, CTU.
For this reason, the US justice, competent to judge the conspiracies hatched in its territory, took charge of the case.
The suspects extradited this Tuesday are Haitian-Americans James Solages37 years old, and joseph vincent57, as well as the Colombian german rivera44, charged with “conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside United States territory.”
also figure Christian Sanona 54-year-old man with US-Haitian dual citizenship and “political ambitions” in Haiti who is charged with “illegal export of US goods.”
Specifically, the US justice system accuses James Solages and Christian Sanon of having spoken, during a meeting in Florida in April 2021, of a regime change in Haiti.
At the end of the meeting they shared a list of weapons, including rifles, machine guns and grenades.
A month later, Christian Sanon ordered equipment for his “private militia,” a force of about twenty Colombians led by Germán Rivera and supposed to guarantee his safety in Haiti.
In June, it sent about twenty bulletproof vests to Haiti without complying with US customs formalities.
According to the US authorities, James Solages, Joseph Vincent and German Rivera met on July 6, 2021 near the president’s house to distribute weapons and the former announced that the objective of the mission was to kill Jovenel Moïse.
The three men are exposed to life imprisonment and Christian Sanon to 20 years from prison.
(With information from AFP)