The Turkish authorities have detained for 40 days the businessman Samir Handal, who was put on the international wanted list in the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in July this year. The suspect was taken to the Maltepe prison in Istanbul, writes Hurriyet Daily News.
Handal was detained at the request of Interpol in the early morning of November 15 at the Istanbul airport, where he flew in transit on the way from the United States to Jordan.
On the night of July 7, a group of people entered the residence of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, whom the opposition accused of usurping power. The intruders shot at the president and his wife. Moiz died on the spot, and his wife died later in the hospital.
In February, Haitian security officials said they had thwarted an attempted attack on Moise. Then a Supreme Court judge and a senior police officer were detained.
After the assassination of the president, the Haitian authorities announced that not only citizens of the republic, but also foreigners were involved in the crime. More than 40 people were arrested during the investigation, including 18 former Colombian military personnel, several Haitian police officers, and an alleged organizer of the assassination attempt – 63-year-old American physician Christian Emmanuel Sanon.
The four suspects in the attack on the president were shot and killed by police during their arrest.