(PORT-AU-PRINCE) Haiti bid a rowdy farewell to assassinated president Jovenel Moise on Friday as his funeral was roiled by nearby gunfire and protests, prompting a high-level U.S. delegation to leave abruptly and other dignitaries to duck into vehicles for safety #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.25: Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead when assassins armed with assault rifles stormed his private residence in the hills above Port-au-Prince on July.07:

#AceDailyNews says that violent protests broke with gunfire on Friday at ‘Sully Funeral of Slain Haiti President’ as U.S.delegation and officials made a hasty exit …

Pallbearers in military attire salute next to a coffin holding the body of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead at his home in Port-au-Prince earlier this month, in Cap-Haitien, July 23, 2021. Photo: Reuters: Click here to read more: Reporting by Rajendra Jhadav and Manoj Kumar Editing by Robert Birsel

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Here is what we know so far:

Moise’s assassination has stoked fears of spiraling chaos in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation: It has also triggered an international manhunt for the gunmen and alleged masterminds across the Americas region.

A large group of gunmen killed Moise, 53, in an early morning attack on his residence in Petionville, a northern, hillside suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince. His wife was critically wounded.

Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, said the gunmen were masquerading as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents during the attack, which would likely have helped them gain entry into the guarded house.

The gunmen fled but the police tracked some of them to a house near Moise’s residence, where a firefight lasted late into the night.

So far 18 of the 26 Colombians suspected of playing a role in the attack have been detained, while three were killed by police and five are still on the run. Police have also arrested the two Haitian Americans and another Haitian thought to be the brains behind the operation.

Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano said initial findings indicated that Colombians suspected of taking part in the assassination were retired members of his country’s armed forces.

Many of the former Colombian soldiers went to Haiti to work as bodyguards, but others knew a crime was being planned, Colombia’s president said on Thursday.

A “small number” of the detainees had received U.S. military training in the past while serving as active members of the Colombian military, the Pentagon said.

Authorities have detained 63-year-old Christian Emmanuel Sanon, widely described as a Florida-based doctor, and accused him of being one of masterminds behind the killing.

Sanon hired mercenaries to oust and replace Moise, authorities say. He was said to have flown to Haiti on a private jet in early June, accompanied by hired security guards, and wanted to take over as president.

National Police Chief Leon Charles also identified former Haitian Senator John Joel Joseph as a key player in the plot, saying he supplied weapons and planned meetings, and that police were searching for him.

Charles said Dimitri Herard, the head of palace security for Moise, has also been arrested. Prosecutors want to know why the attackers did not meet more resistance at the president’s home.

Moise’s assassination has triggered fresh political volatility in the Caribbean nation of 11 million people, with Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph asking the United States and the United Nations to send troops to guard the airport and other infrastructure.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday ruled out Joseph’s proposal, saying such a plan “was not on the agenda at this moment”.

But U.S. investigators continue to assist Haitian authorities with their probe.

The United States may also bring charges in a U.S. court, if possible, against those who killed Moise, a senior U.S. administration official said.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.24: 2021:

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(HAITI) LATEST: A deadly gun battle between police and the men suspected of assassinating President Jovenel Moïse has been raging in Port-au-Prince #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.15: Mr Moïse, 53, was fatally shot and his wife was injured when attackers stormed their home early on Wednesday.

#AceDailyNews says Jovenel Moïse Case: Police kill four after Haiti’s president assassinated and according to Police chief Léon Charles said four suspects had been killed and two detained but some remained at large and a manhunt was still under way

Jovenel Moïse
Jovenel Moïse was killed when attackers stormed his home in Port-au-Prince

“They will be killed or captured,” the police chief said.

Police chief Charles described dramatic scenes as officers confronted the alleged assassins. 

“We blocked [the suspects] en route as they left the scene of the crime,” he told a news conference. “Since then, we have been battling with them.” 

EPAThere is an increased police presence around the property where the president was killed

Officials say the suspects are well armed and had taken three police officers hostage, who have since been freed.

Mr Charles urged residents to stay indoors for their own safety. 

People walk in a market as they go about their lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, May 24, 2021

Reuters Haiti: Key facts

  • 11 millioninhabitants
  • 59%percentage who live below the poverty line
  • 2004-2017years in which a UN peacekeeping force was present
  • 200,000number of people killed in the 2010 earthquake

Source: BBC Monitoring:

Brazen attackThe acting prime minister, Claude Joseph, has described Haiti as being “in shock” after the killing of Mr Moïse. Heavily armed assassins stormed the president’s home in the hills above Port-au-Prince at around 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT).EPAIt is unclear how the attackers gained access to Mr Moïse’s homeMr Moïse was shot multiple times and died at the scene. The president’s body had a total of 12 bullet wounds, Magistrate Carl Henry Destin told the Novelist newspaper.He said the president’s office and bedroom were ransacked and that he was found lying on his back, covered in blood. First Lady Martine Moïse was also injured in the attack and has been flown to Florida where she is said to be in a critical but stable condition.The couple’s three children, Jomarlie, Jovenel Jr and Joverlein, are reportedly in a “safe location”, government officials said.Mr Destin said that Jomarlie had survived by hiding in her brother’s room, while two domestic staff members had been tied up by the attackers. What do we know about the attackers?Mr Joseph described the gunmen as “mercenaries” and said that they were “foreigners who spoke English and Spanish”. Haiti’s official languages are Creole and French.But Haiti’s communications minister has since said that there were Haitians among the suspects. Video released after the shooting purports to show heavily armed men dressed in black outside the residence shouting in English: “DEA [US Drug Enforcement Administration] operations, everybody stay down!”Haiti’s ambassador to the US, Bocchit Edmond, said that while the attackers had disguised themselves as US drugs agents, he believed there was “no way” they really were US agents.Streets deserted amid fearThe streets of Haiti were deserted after the killing and Haitians mostly heeded the call by the interim prime minister to remain calm and stay indoors.Mr Joseph has declared a two-week state of emergency, which allows for the banning of gatherings and use of the military for police roles, along with other extensions of executive powers.The United Nations Security Council has condemned the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse, calling on all parties to remain calm and avoid further instability.World leaders have condemned the killing. Pope Francis said it was a “heinous murder” and the United Nations Security Council is set to hold a closed-door meeting on the killing on Thursday.The United Nations also made “an emphatic call on all political stakeholders in Haiti to refrain from any acts of violence or incitement”.Rocky times and rival claimsEven before President Moïse’s assassination, the situation in Haiti was marked by instability and there had been widespread protests demanding his resignation. Why are there so many protests in Haiti?Parliamentary elections should have been held in October 2019 but disputes delayed them, meaning Mr Moïse had been ruling by decree. During his four years in office, the president had six prime ministers and on Monday, a day before he was killed, he had nominated a seventh one, Ariel Henry.But Mr Henry had not yet been sworn in, leaving his predecessor, Claude Joseph, in charge.Uncertainty about who should now govern the country is rife.Mr Joseph has said he will take control until elections could be held. But in an interview with Le Nouvelliste newspaper on Wednesday, Mr Henry insisted that he and not Mr Joseph was the prime minister. Haiti’s constitution says the president of the Supreme Court should take over in the event of a presidential vacancy. However, Chief Justice René Sylvestre died of Covid-19 weeks ago.The US said it believed elections should go ahead this year, to bring about a peaceful transfer of power.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.15: 2021:

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VENEZUELAN: ‘ MACHADO INDICTED FOR ALLEGED CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE MADURO ‘

#AceWorldNews – VENEZUELAN – Dec.04 – A Venezuelan opposition leader is indicted for her involvement in the alleged conspiracy to assassinate the country’s president.

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Maria Corina Machado was charged with “having links to the assassination plan against the president,” said the Venezuelan attorney general’s office on Wednesday Press TV reported.  

Machado strongly dismissed the allegations, saying she has done nothing wrong.

“Today they have charged me with the crime of conspiracy. All the accusations and supposed evidence are false, and I reject them,” Machado stated on Wednesday.

Under the Venezuelan law, Machado will be handed down a 16-year prison sentence if she is found guilty.

In May, the Venezuelan government released emails which showed that Machado, US Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker, and several others were involved in a plan to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro.

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#Libya : ” Prosecutor General Assassinated in home town of Darna”

#AceWorldNews reports `Libya’s Former Prosecutor General Assassinated

Ace News Desk A Libyan security official says the former prosecutor general, Abdul-Aziz al-Hassadi, has been gunned down late Saturday in his home-town of Darna, eastern Libya.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide further details, AP reported. Al-Hassadi resigned from his office in March citing health reasons. He is the latest former official assassinated in the country since the death of former president Muammar Gaddafi, who was murdered after being captured in Oct 2011 during a civil war that saw the controversial military intervention of NATO.

Libya has witnessed a series of violence over the past months targeting various public figures and clerics around the country.

 

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#Cairo :” Egyptian `Interior Ministry Official’ `Assassinated’ by `Gunmen’ on Motorcycle”

#AceNewsServices says `Gunmen on Motorbike Kill Senior Egyptian Interior Ministry Official today’

Two gunmen on a motorbike assassinated a senior Egyptian Interior Ministry official outside his home in Cairo on Tuesday. “General Mohamed Saeed, head of the technical office of the minister of interior, was targeted by gunmen,” Reuters quoted a security official as saying.

The assassination was carried out days before army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to announce his candidacy for president.

 

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” Nearly Nine Years Ago Truck Bombing Killed Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and Twenty Two Others – Finally Justice Maybe Done”

#AceWorldNews says nearly nine years after a truck bomb killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others, the trial is starting of four Hezbollah members suspected of organizing his assassination. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague is trying the suspects for plotting the assassination in their absence, AP reported. Lebanon’s influential Shiite militia Hezbollah has vowed never to arrest the suspects. The suicide assassination with a ton of explosives on February 14, 2005, fueled sectarian divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

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