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President Moïse demands “the truth” about college student’s murder

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse.

The justice system must find out who murdered student protester Gregory Saint-Hilaire and make them pay the consequences, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse said in a speech on Saturday. 

“Anyone who was involved in the student’s murder has to pay,” Moïse said. “We live in a country with impunity. Everybody has to play their role, the justice system in general, the police included, DCPJ (Judicial Police) — everybody. The truth has to come out about the student’s murder.”

Saint-Hilaire was shot in the back on Oct. 2 while protesting against insecurity. Fellow students who witnessed the killing at Normal Superior School accused a National Palace security guard.

Moïse also told the students, who are now protesting to denounce their schoolmate’s murder, that he understands their pain and to remain peaceful.

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Oct. 12, 2020

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