In Malta, detained suspects in the murder of a journalist who was investigating corruption in the country
In Malta, detained eight suspects in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia, who wrote about the relations of the wife of the Prime Minister with “Panamanian archive”. On 4 December, told Reuters.
As told Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, all suspects — Maltese. Their names are not called. As said Bi-bi-si, they were detained in Mars, Bugibba and Żebbuġ.
Muscat noted that most of the detainees have criminal records, but did not specify with which they were associated. Now the police have two days to interrogate the suspects. After that, they must either indict or release.
Galicia died 16 October in the Maltese village Bidnija when blasting a car. According to the investigation, the explosive device in her car set in advance, and in the action brought by remote control. The authorities have offered €1 million for information that will help solve the murder.
The journalist was known for having conducted anti-corruption investigations against high-ranking Maltese officials.
Galicia argued that Joseph Muscat and his wife are connected with the company, appearing in “Panama.” For the publication in which the journalist told the head of the government sued her in court.
After the death of Galicia, thousands of people in Malta came to the rally. They demanded a thorough investigation of the murder.