PORT-AU PRINCE (AP) – The incarcerated wife of Haiti’s assassinated President Jovenel Moïse has made her first public statement since she was injured in the attack that killed him, accusing enemies of “killing his dream, his vision, his ideology. ”
Martine Moïse released the recorded statement in Creole from the hospital in Miami, where she was treated for wounds suffered in the attack early Wednesday, and also posted a version on her Twitter account on Saturday.
“I live, thanks to God,” she said in the recording, which is also played on local radio stations. “But I love my husband Jovenel. We fought together for more than 25 years. In all these years, love radiated in the home. But suddenly the mercenaries came and threw my husband with bullets. ”
“You must be a notorious criminal without the courage to assassinate a president like Jovenel Moïse with impunity without giving him the chance to speak,”
“These people hired mercenaries to kill the president and his family because of the projects on roads, electricity, drinking water supply, the organization of the referendum and elections …
“The mercenaries who assassinated the president are currently behind bars,” she added, “but other mercenaries currently want to kill his dream, his vision, his ideology.”
Police say they have arrested more than a dozen people – most of them retired Colombian soldiers – and are searching for more, but it remained unclear who had hired a team that attacked the president’s house or why.
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