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Another suspect in Jovenel Moïse assassination has been arrested in Turkey

Crowd gathers at the funeral for Haiti President Jovenel Moise in Cap-Haitien Friday morning.
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MIAMI HERALD
Funeral for Haiti President Jovenel Moise in Cap-Haitien Friday morning.

A key suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested, Haiti’s foreign minister confirmed to the Miami Herald.

Samir Handal was arrested in Turkey on Sunday night after arriving on a Turkish Airlines flight, Haiti Foreign Affairs Minister Claude Joseph said. Handal had left for Turkey from Miami, where he had been hiding out.

He is the second suspect in the July 7 assassination of Moïse to be arrested in the past month. Mario Palacios Palacios, a former Colombian military officer, was arrested in Kingston, Jamaica, last month after surrendering. Palacios remains in custody in Jamaica, despite a request by Haiti for his extradition.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.