Embattled Prime Minister Ariel Henry said they attempted to assassinate him on Haiti's Independence Day on January 1, 2022. Photo credit: AFP

Less than one day after prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude recommended that charges be filed against Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Tuesday, the head of Haiti’s government has replaced Claude with a new appointee. 

The Prime Minister’s Office made the announcement via Twitter, saying it had installed Frantz Louis Juste as the Government Commissioner, the equivalent of the chief of prosecutors, for the Port-au-Prince jurisdiction. In the role, Claude had overseen the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in the leader’s private residence. 

Claude has been instrumental in the aftermath of the killing since the morning of the Jul. 7 killing. Claude has rounded up the 40 or so suspects currently in custody and interviewed many others.

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Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. 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 Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.