One year after the assassination in Haiti, what has happened to the captured Colombians?

This Thursday One year has passed since the assassination of the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, an act for which 18 Colombians were captured who remain imprisoned in Haiti and, 365 days later, these nationals still do not have judicial guarantees.

According to the latest diplomatic reports on these Colombians detained in Haitian territory, none of them have yet been brought before a judge for the murder for which they are accusedand the investigation has not advanced due to the institutional crisis in that country.

365 days after the assassination that shocked Haiti, The ex-military accused of being part of Moïse’s murder have not had the advice of a lawyer ex officio, so they do not have judicial guarantees to defend themselves against the accusations.

Throughout this year, detained Colombians have denounced that they have been victims of violations of their rights upon receiving alleged torture and lack of adequate food in the place where they remain confined.

Also, Regarding the judicial process, it was learned that the Haitian prosecutor’s office has a dossier on what the planning would have been like.financing and execution of the assassination, but the file has not gone beyond a preliminary stage and the social and political crisis in that country does not cease.

The Prosecutor’s Office of that country has only confirmed that the commando that entered to kill Moïse on the morning of July 7, 2021at his official residence in Port-au-Prince, did not meet any resistance by his security body, so there would be apparent complicity.

To date, the Haitian authorities They have arrested more than 40 people for their alleged involvement in the assassination, among them the 18 former Colombian soldiers, all accused of having helped in the execution of the Haitian president.

From the Colombian Foreign Ministry Haiti has been asked to respect the rights of the ex-military who were detainedand even the possibility of chire an international lawyer that can defend them and avoid an arbitrary judicial decision against them.

In the meantime, In Colombia, the families of the 18 detainees in Haitian territory will hold a sit-in this Thursday at the main headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombian, in Bogotá, to demand answers from the government of Iván Duque about the future of their relatives.

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