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Key suspect in the assassination of Haiti’s president deported to US

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Rodolphe Jaar, a key suspect in the assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moise, was extradited to the US from the Dominican Republic on Thursday, according to media reports.

Key suspect in the assassination of Haiti's president deported to US

Key suspect in the assassination of Haiti’s president deported to US

Earlier, media reported that Jaar, a Haitian businessman, and convicted trafficker, was arrested in the Dominican Republic.

On Wednesday, the suspect was detained by U.S. federal agents in upon his arrival from the Dominican Republic, the Miami Herald newspaper reported.



Moise was shot dead at his residence on July 7, 2021, while his wife sustained injuries and subsequently received medical treatment in the United States.

Haitian authorities have detained over 40 suspects in Moise’s assassination, including 18 Colombian citizens and five U.S. citizens.

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