In a major development, Haiti’s top prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude on Tuesday sought charges against the prime minister after alleging that Mr Henry had spoken with a key suspect in the killing just hours after it occurred.
But Mr Henry on Tuesday dismissed Mr Claude in a publicly distributed letter, writing: “I have the pleasure of informing you that it was decided to terminate your post.”
Hours earlier, in his order seeking the charges against Mr Henry, Mr Claude said: “There are enough compromising elements … to prosecute Henry and ask for his outright indictment.”
The prosecutor has asked a judge to ban Mr Henry from leaving the country while the investigation continues.
Mr Claude said the phone calls between Mr Henry and the suspect, Joseph Badio, were made at 4:03 and 4:20 am on July 7, while Mr Badio was in the vicinity of Moise’s home.