The widow of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise gave testimony Wednesday to a magistrate investigating her husband’s assassination in July, an attack in which she was seriously injured.
Martine Moise, the former Haitian first lady, arrived at the prosecutors’ office in the capital Port-au-Prince with a large entourage of police and heavily armed foreign bodyguards, where she spoke for several hours with investigating judge Garry Orelien.
Several dozen supporters of the former head of state gathered in front of the building to show support.
“I answered all the questions that were put to me,” Moise said after her hearing.
“Everyone says that in our country, you can’t get justice. Even if I am told that, this is where I must start to seek justice,” she added, addressing the few journalists who had managed to enter the building.
Jovenel and Martine Moise before his assassination
She said she was prepared to respond to any further requests for hearings. “Whatever the case, I’m ready. I have nothing to be ashamed of,” she said.
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Afterwards, her bodyguards ushered her into one of several vehicles which immediately left an area of the city center that has been dominated by crime gangs for several months.
Seriously wounded by gunshots, the former first lady was evacuated to the United States within hours of the July 7 attack by armed commandos at the presidential residence.