Turkey releases wanted man in Haiti after president assassination

A man wanted from Haiti for alleged involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moyes has been released from a deportation center in Turkey and returned to the United States, one of his lawyers said Saturday.

Moyes, a 53-year-old former businessman who took office in 2017, was shot dead in his private residence in July 2021. His wife was injured in the attack.

Miami-based Haitian US real estate developer and businessman Samir Handar was detained on an Interpol red notice last November as he passed through Turkey en route from the US to Jordan. .

His lawyers ruled that their request had red notices suspended pending final review, and that a Turkish court rejected Haitian Handar’s extradition request on July 4 and should release him. said.Read full story Read full story

Lawyer Mahmut Bharath told Reuters Handar was released on August 3 and arrived in the United States the next day.

Handal said he only rented a house to Emmanuel Sannon, the suspected mastermind behind the assassination, and was unaware of Moise’s plans to kill him.

Handar’s lawyers said he should not be extradited because it would expose him to hard labor in Haiti. They also stressed the country’s political uncertainty. Turkey releases wanted man in Haiti after president assassination

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