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Turkey releases the man Haiti wanted after Moise's assassination lawyer

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ISTANBUL — A man wanted from Haiti on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moyes has been released from a Turkish deportation center and returned to the United States, one of his lawyers said Saturday. rice field.

His Moise, a 53-year-old former businessman who took office in 2017, was shot dead in his private residence in July 2021. His wife was injured in the attack.

Samir Handar, a Miami-based Haitian-American real estate developer and businessman, passed through Turkey on his way from the United States to Jordan last November when he received an Interpol red notice. Detained.

His lawyers held a deficit notice at their request pending a final hearing, and the Turkish court ruled that he was handed into Handar's custody on 4 July. It said it had decided that the extradition request should be denied and he should be released.

Attorney Mahmut Bharath told Reuters Handar was released on August 3 and arrived in the United States the next day.

Handar said Emmanuel, the suspected mastermind behind the assassination, said he only rented a house in Sanon and that he had no knowledge of his plans to kill Moyes.

Handal's lawyers said he should not be extradited because it would expose him to hard labor in Haiti. They also emphasized the country's political uncertainty. (Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Mark Heinrich)