Haiti: 11 suspects involved in President’s assassination arrested from Taiwan Embassy

Taiwan announced on Friday that 11 suspects wanted in an investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Mosse had breached the perimeter of its embassy in Port-au-Prince, before being arrested by Haitian police.

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joan O said the embassy was closed on Wednesday “for security reasons” following the killing.

“At dawn on July 8, embassy security discovered that a group of armed men had entered the embassy courtyard,” he told reporters, adding, “Security personnel immediately informed embassy staff and Haitian police.”

“At the request of the Haitian government, and to assist in the arrest of the suspects, the embassy authorized the Haitian police to enter the confines of the embassy”, she said. Haitian police said Thursday evening that the armed commandos responsible for the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Mosse, who was killed on Wednesday, are made up of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans.

“It was a commando of 28 attackers, including 26 Colombians, who conducted the operation to assassinate the president”, revealed Haitian Police Director General Leon Charles during a press conference.

Two Americans and 15 Colombians were arrested, he said, noting that three Colombians were killed and eight others were still at large.

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