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.

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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