Sunday, 20 October 2019

Malta journalist Daphne Galizia’s sons reject million euro reward

Daphne Caruana Galizia-PANAMA-MALTA

MALTA: The sons of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta have refused to endorse a one million euro (£890,000) reward for evidence leading to a conviction in the case.

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s three sons have also called for the country’s prime minister to resign.

Caruana Galizia died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday.

She was known for her blog accusing top politicians of corruption.

A Facebook post by Matthew Caruana Galizia, signed by his brothers Andrew and Paul, said they had faced “unrelenting pressure” from Malta’s leaders to “endorse a million-euro reward for evidence leading to the conviction of our mother’s assassins”.

Daphne Caruana Galizia

But they said they are “not interested in justice without change”.

“A government and a police force that failed our mother in life will also fail her in death. The people who for as long as we can remember sought to silence our mother cannot now be the ones to deliver justice,” they said.

They took aim at Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and called for him to stand down. “Show political responsibility and resign. Resign for failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms,” they said.

The sons demanded he replace Malta’s police commissioner and attorney general “with public servants who won’t be afraid to act on evidence against him and those he protects”.

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