Haiti: Canadian accused of plot to topple Jovenel Moise government
A man from the Canadian province of Quebec has been charged with terrorism for an alleged plot to topple the government of President Jovenel Moise.
Gerald Nicolas, 51, was charged by the RCMP, Canada's federal police force, on Thursday.
President Moise was killed in July 2021 by gunmen who stormed his home in Port-au-Prince.
Canadian police say the charges against Mr Nicolas are not related to the assassination.
The RCMP allege that Nicolas, a resident of the town of Levis, near Quebec City, travelled to Haiti on an undisclosed date to coordinate a group of individuals who planned a coup to bring down Moise's government.
"The investigation, which began in July 2021, revealed that Gerald Nicolas planned to stage an armed revolution in Haiti and ultimately seize power," police said In a press release.