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Haiti: Accused president killers paraded by police

Two men suspected of being involved in the brutal killing of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse have been paraded by the police in front of an angry crowd in the back of a ute.

Two foreign “mercenaries” suspected of assassinating Haiti, President Jovenel Moïse, were paraded by gun cops in the back of a ute as a US citizen was reportedly arrested.

Dramatic footage shows security forces detaining two more men suspected of the brutal killing of Mr. Moïse at his family home in the early hours of Wednesday (local time).

The men, pictured holding hands and wearing dust-covered clothes, were taken to a police station in Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Times reports.


The footage, published by multiple Haitian media outlets, shows jeering crowds lining the streets as three gun cops escorted the two men.

A dozen men on motorbikes with cameras were pictured following the ute, and an angry mob surrounded the police station in the capital.

“The special units are trying to protect the police station because the population is outraged and is trying to get to them, to burn them,” Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections, told The Washington Post.

We’re trying to avoid that.

James Solages, a US citizen, is among six people arrested over Mr. Moïse’s killing, Mr. Pierre said.

At least one other suspect is also believed to be a Haitian American.

Cops gunned down four suspects in a fierce gun battle after Mr. Moïse was “riddled with 12 bullets” during the armed assault on his home at 1 am local time, officials said.

Magistrate Carl Henry Destin told local media that the former head of state was found lying on his back with 12 large wounds and one eye “gouged out,” magistrate Carl Henry Destin told local media.

Mr. Destin said a maid and a boy on duty were tied up by armed commandos who shouted “DEA operation” as they entered the property.

The gunmen, who Haitian officials claim are “foreign mercenaries” who spoke a mix of Spanish and English with an American accent, ransacked the president’s office and bedroom.

Moïse’s daughter, Jomarlie, survived by hiding in her brother’s room.

Speaking to Haitian media, Mr. Destin said the president was found “lying on his back, with blue pants, a white shirt stained with blood, his mouth open, his left eye gouged out” and “twelve orifices”.

“We saw a bullet impact at the level of his forehead, one in each nipple, three at the hip, one in the abdomen,” he added, stressing the bullet holes were made by a “large caliber weapon and with 9mm projectiles”.

Police chief Leon Charles said his men “blocked” the group from leaving Mr. Moïse’s compound and have been “battling” them ever since. Another official called the assassins. Interim Prime Minister Clause Joseph has declared a two-week “stage of siege”, imposing martial law, which has seen the Caribbean nation’s borders sealed and all flights out of Port-au-Prince halted.

Fox News reports Well-trained professional commandos” and “foreign mercenaries” who carried high-powered guns dressed in black. Video footage from the capital on Wednesday showed smoke billowing from several areas and sounds of gunfire. Footage emerged, showing gunmen posed as DEA agents storming the politician’s home before he was shot dead in front of his terrified wife.

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