A Maltese MP has accused a police sergeant of tipping off suspects in the murder of a outstanding investigative journalist of their imminent arrest.
Jason Azzopardi, also a legal professional for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family within the case towards the 3 males, advised fellow MPs the officer was once got rid of after reviews about the alleged leak.
Police denied the claims. A spokesman for the PM called them “lies”.
Caruana Galizia was killed via a car bomb on the subject of her home last October.
The FIFTY THREE year old used to be identified for her blog accusing most sensible politicians of corruption. 3 suspects – the brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio and their family member Vince Muscat – had been arrested in a huge police operation in December.
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The homicide that stunned Malta
Investigators say the men – who have been charged with murder and pleaded now not accountable – detonated the bomb that killed Caruana Galizia the use of a cell phone on a boat offshore.
Prosecutors are having a look into the chance that the homicide was once carried out by hitmen at the orders of someone angered via the journalist’s reporting.
One of her sons, Matthew, additionally an investigative journalist, accused the government of negligence for failing to prevent the “assassination”. He referred to as Malta “a mafia state” where “a culture of impunity has been allowed to flourish by means of the federal government”.
Mr Muscat has vowed to completely check out the case.