Haiti: Widow of slain Haiti president attends memorial as violence erupts before funeral

Martine Moïse, the wounded widow of Haiti’s assassinated president, attended a memorial for her late husband on Wednesday – still wearing a splint and accompanied by her three children.

The former first lady, who returned to the Caribbean nation Saturday after undergoing treatment at a Miami hotel, appeared before her fellow citizens at the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon.

Dressed in black and wearing pearls, Moïse received condolences from newly installed Prime Minister Ariel Henry, former President Michel Martelly and Helen La Lime, the UN’s top official in the country, the New York Times reported.

The funeral for the assassinated leader, Jovenel Moïse, is planned for Friday in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien.

In a post on her Twitter account, the former first lady said the family wished to pay for the ceremony itself rather than use funds from Haiti’s public treasury.


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