Martine was greeted on the runway at Port-au-Prince international airport by interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph. Photo: Frantz Exantus / Twitter
Martine Moise, widow of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, assassinated on July 7, returned to Port-au-Prince on Saturday after being treated in a Miami hospital for injuries sustained during the attack on the head of state.
Haitian government spokesperson Frantz Exantus announced the return of the first lady, who was injured in the armed attack that killed her husband at the couple’s home in the Pelerin district of the capital.
Martine was greeted on the runway at Port-au-Prince international airport by Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has headed the country’s government since the assassination.
The First Lady got out of the plane, was wearing a bulletproof vest and had her left arm immobilized. She was dressed in black as a sign of mourning, according to images posted by Exantus on Twitter.
A state funeral in honor of the late president will take place next Friday in Cap-Haitien, the largest city in the north of the country and near Trou-du-Nord, where Jovenel Moise was born.