The wife of Haiti’s assassinated president said she used her dead husband’s tie as a tourniquet after the attack

  • Haiti’s president was assassinated next to his wife. She said she was later found by a maid.
  • Martine Moïse, who was shot, said she asked the maid for one of her husband’s ties to use as a tourniquet.
  • She questioned where security staff were, and if someone had ordered them to leave.
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The wife of Haiti’s assassinated president said she was found with a gunshot wound by a maid after the attack, and needed to use her dead husband’s tie as a tourniquet.

Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home on July 7. Martine Moïse was shot in the arm and was left in critical condition.

She told CNN that it was the maid, rather than security staff, that found her in their bedroom after the attack.

She said she asked her maid to bring her one of her husband’s ties so she could use it as a tourniquet.

She previously told The New York Times that she had told her children to hide in a bathroom. They survived the attack.

In the CNN interview, Martine Moïse questioned how the attackers were able to reach the couple: “The guards wouldn’t leave without an order. Maybe they received an order to leave – this is what I think,” she said.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about how this could have happened.”

Haiti has detained several Colombians, Haitians, and Haitian Americans over the attack. But Moïse said authorities need to find who ordered and paid for the attack.

“Someone gave the order, and someone paid the money. Those are the people that we are searching for. I want the United Nations Security Council’s help to find those people,” she told CNN.

She previously told The Times that she survived the attack because the attackers thought she was dead.


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