“We have seen some of the abuse these Haitians have suffered, and it has hit us hard,” Henry told CNN. “What we want to say is that as long as there are countries that are richer than other countries, they will always be attractive to those rich countries.”
Henry said, “We are not responsible for their expulsion.” Haiti “cannot interfere in the internal affairs of the United States”-but “all Haitians who return to their homeland have the right to be welcomed.”
Haiti elections postponed to 2022
“The train derailed in Haiti for a while,” Henry said. “We hope to restore democracy through elections as soon as possible.”
Henry said that the members of the Election Committee were fired because they “cannot organize an election” and the process of replacing them is ongoing.
He added: “We decided today to stop this election committee and form another committee, which will be more voluntary and will be accepted by the whole society.”
Henry said that the election will be held after the review of the national constitution: “We will review the constitution in the first few months of the coming year, and the election will be held immediately thereafter.”
Moyes Murder Investigation
Ongoing investigations have found dozens of suspects, including citizens of the United States and Colombia, but government officials continue to pursue the mastermind and motives.
In an interview with CNN, Henry denied obstructing the investigation, saying that the couple were fired “for breaking the law.”
He said: “President Jovenel Moise’s justice is important to us, and it’s very important to us. We will provide all means to achieve justice in order to achieve justice.” “We don’t want to interfere in this trial…I Don’t even ask about the progress of this case. What I want to say is that the president must deliver justice, and this justice must be accompanied by an independent judge.”
Henry said he “don’t remember” the call “or whether it happened”.
“This means that for me, it’s not an important call, if I don’t remember,” he said. “I have no interest in connecting with these people. I have never and never will.”
“I will ask the Department of Justice to follow up. If someone is innocent, they should be released. We don’t want to put them in jail just because they are Colombians or because they were singled out as assassins who are not assassins,” Henry said .
The prime minister admitted that he was worried about his safety, saying that Moise had died in bed “because he was the president of Haiti.”
“I think one of the reasons we need to know what happened that night is because I feel that I am also in danger,” he said, adding that Moyes “has the right to get exemplary justice, and I will make sure that this justice is exemplary. And honest.”
Henry admitted that he still needs foreign help to combat gang violence in the country and is determined to eradicate criminal activities.
“We have asked friendly countries to provide specific support to support the police, combat these bandits and withdraw from public life so that the economy can recover so that our children can conduct business normally,” he said.
“Every person related to the gang, whether it is a politician, businessman or other citizen, is a bandit himself and must have the same fate as the bandit.”
CNN’s Melissa Bell, Pierre Bairin and Mark Esplin report from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Helen Reagan wrote a letter in Hong Kong. CNN’s Caitlin Hu, Etant Dupain, Sharif Paget and Jennifer Deaton contributed.