Haiti’s murdered president, Jovenel Moïse laid to rest (photos)

Jovenel Moïse, the late Haiti president has been laid to rest today, two weeks after he was assassinated in a late-night raid.

Body of the late Haitian President was carried by Pallbearers in military attire carried in a closed wooden coffin as his funeral got underway. The casket was draped with the Haitian flag and adorned with white flowers.

The bearers placed the polished casket on a dais garlanded with flowers in an auditorium. Four stood guard as a Roman Catholic priest blessed the coffin and a Haitian flag was unfurled.

Helen La Lime, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general for Haiti. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is leading a delegation from the United States were present at the funeral.

There has tension in Haiti’s north, where Moïse was born as demonstrators set up roadblocks and demanded accountability for the president’s death.

The late president was killed on July 7 after he was shot by gunmen who stormed into his home. Moïse’s wife, Martine Moïse, also sustained injuries in the attack that killed her husband.

Police have arrested more than 20 people, including two Haitian Americans and several former Colombian soldiers, but the precise motive for the killing remains unclear.

 

 

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