Arrests Made in Contracted Killing of Panama Papers Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

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Toronto Star

Manhunt in Malta
In October, the car bomb assassination of Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia sent shock-waves through the investigative journalism community. Daphne was a continuous thorn in the side of the Maltese government as she reported extensively on government corruption and criminality.

Euronews YouTube Channel

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The Guardian

Political Pressure
Though the government’s round up of suspects and the charging of 3 men in the murder has garnered front page news across Europe, there are many who view the arrests with skepticism.

Frederik Obermaier on Twitter   Questions remain. Unlike many other people in Malta  the charged men had never been the target of Caruana Galizia’s investigations and none… https   t.co loMp15d9zk .pngOnce the target of Galizia’s tenacious reporting, Joseph Muscat is now actively pursuing justice in the case of Daphne’s murder.

Joseph Muscat, Malta’s prime minister, promised in a press conference on Monday that he would not leave any stone unturned in finding who ordered the journalist to be killed and who carried out the attack.

The Guardian

Family Remains Unconvinced
Mathew Caruana Galizia, who is himself a journalist with the ICIJ, and younger brother Paul Caruana Galizia maintain that the individuals arrested and charged are simply low level conspirators.

M. Caruana Galizia on Twitter   People who could be implicated in my mother’s contract killing continue to receive political cover from  JosephMuscat_JM for crimes they are… https   t.co Is0KGPb1GK .png
Mathew Caruana Galizia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mcaruanagalizia

Taking to twitter, nineteen year old Paul highlighted the amount of political enemies his mother had gained over the years by showing the number of defamation lawsuits that had been filed against her, spiking in 2017.

Paul Caruana Galizia on Twitter   1 4 At least 57 legal cases vs  DaphneCaruanaGalizia.  PL_Malta donors   officials filed 77  of cases since  JosephMuscat_JM elected in 2013… https   t.co nWbMetvO3S .png
Paul Caruana Galizia on Twitter   1 4 At least 57 legal cases vs  DaphneCaruanaGalizia.  PL_Malta donors   officials filed 77  of cases since  JosephMuscat_JM elected in 2013… https   t.co nWbMetvO3S (1).pngHe also pointed to specific articles his mother had written about the PM and his chief of staff’s passport scandal and kickbacks from Azerbaijani officials.

Paul Caruana Galizia on Twitter    PL_Malta  JosephMuscat_JM  KonradMizzi  ChrisCardonaMP  OSCE_RFoM  IndexCensorship  RSF_Europe  englishpen  article19org  FreedomofPress  adriandeliapn 4 4 Excludes countless legal thre.pngThe Galizia family is pursuing a legal claim against the Maltese police claiming that the an independent and impartial investigation is not possible due to the connections between highest ranks of the police force and the government of Malta. The police force was also a subject of Daphne’s highly popular blog.

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3 Responses to Arrests Made in Contracted Killing of Panama Papers Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

  1. Alan Scott says:

    No doubt she had made a few enemies in high places.

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