Wife of assassinated Haiti president speaks out


The wife of the assassinated president of Haiti has spoken out from her hospital bed in Miami, Florida, posting two images of herself as she recovers from gunshot wounds to her arms and leg.

“I still don’t believe that my husband has gone like this before my eyes without saying a last word to me. This pain will never pass,” Martine Moïse wrote in a translated message.

Ms Moïse was taken to the US for treatment following the assassination of her husband, President Jovenel Moïse, on 7 July. They had been married for 25 years.

The 47-year-old’s entire right arm was covered in bandages in the images. In a post written in English, she added: “Thank you for the team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time. With your gentle touch, kindness and care, I was able to hold on.”

The Haitian first lady also released an audio statement on 10 July in which she said “mercenaries” had killed her husband with a hail of gunfire.

“You have to be a notorious criminal without guts to assassinate a president like Jovenel Moïse with impunity without giving him the chance to speak. You knew who the president was fighting against,” she said.—AFP

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