Haiti’s Leader Is Forbidden to Leave Amid Questions Over President’s Killing

The country’s chief prosecutor wants Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister, to answer questions about the assassination of President Jovenel Moise this summer.


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Haiti’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the acting prime minister not to leave the country until he answers questions about the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

Last week, the prosecutor issued a police summons for the prime minister, Ariel Henry, requesting that he answer questions about contact he had with one of the chief suspects in the killing.

Phone records show that Mr. Henry spoke with the suspect — Joseph Badio, a former intelligence officer — in the hours after Mr. Moise was killed in his residence near Port-au-Prince, the capital.

It is unclear what relation, if any, Mr. Henry had with Mr. Badio, who has since gone into hiding.

Mr. Henry’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In previous remarks to the news media, Mr. Henry has denied any connection to the murder and said the masterminds of the plot remained at large.

Milo Milfort contributed reporting.

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