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US News Malta to pardon suspect if he reveals who ordered journalist murder

18:28  19 november  2019
18:28  19 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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a person posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: People lay flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial during a vigil and protest on the first anniversary of the assassination of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb, outside the Courts of Justice in Valletta © Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi FILE PHOTO: People lay flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial during a vigil and protest on the first anniversary of the assassination of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb, outside the Courts of Justice in Valletta

By Chris Scicluna

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Maltese authorities have arrested a man suspected of acting as a go-between in the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he would recommend a pardon if the suspect reveals who ordered the hit.

Caruana Galizia, Malta's most prominent anti-corruption journalist, was killed by a car bomb as she drove out of her home near the Maltese capital Valletta in October 2017 - a murder that shocked Europe and raised questions about the rule of law on the Mediterranean island.

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Malta 's prime minister says he is considering doing a pardon deal with an alleged money launderer suspected of being the middleman in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. But PM Joseph Muscat said the suspect must first give evidence in court, the Times of Malta reported.

The journalist ’s widower was speaking from the family home in the village of Bidnija, where he is Matthew, the couple’s eldest son, who is a journalist at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington, has been advised that he is in danger and should not return to Malta for

Joseph Muscat wearing a suit and tie: Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gives a statement on developments in the murder case of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia © Reuters/PBS Malta Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gives a statement on developments in the murder case of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Three men suspected of being the killers were arrested in December 2017, but the authorities have so far failed to determine who commissioned the murder.

The man arrested on Thursday, whose identity has not been revealed, is suspected of having acted as the intermediary between the person who ordered the murder and the men who carried it out.

He is seeking a pardon in return for revealing the mastermind, and wants the pardon to extend to other crimes.

He was arrested by Maltese police in association with Interpol, along with a group of other people suspected of belonging to a money-laundering ring. Muscat said he had signed a letter committing to a pardon once the suspect revealed what he knew and agreed to give evidence in court.

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Three Maltese men have been charged for the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist who was killed by a car bomb last 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

VALLETTA (Reuters) - - A man suspected to have been the middleman in the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been The Times of Malta newspaper reported on Tuesday that the government is considering a pardon if the suspected middleman can lead investigators to

Speaking on the steps leading to his office in Valletta, Muscat said the decision to recommend the pardon was his own and he had not consulted the cabinet.

"I promised I will leave no stone unturned (when Caruana Galizia was killed) and there will be no impunity to anyone, whoever he is," he said.

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People hold up photos of Daphne Caruana Galizia during a protest over her assassination in Valletta, Malta People hold up photos of Daphne Caruana Galizia during a protest over her assassination in Valletta, Malta

Caruana Galizia's family had no immediate comment

The Times of Malta, which first reported the arrest of the suspected middleman, said conditions for a pardon were the subject of intense discussions between police, the attorney general and Muscat. It said the man feared for his safety if he were sent to prison.

The newspaper said experts from European police organisation Europol had seized devices in the suspected middleman's possession, after receiving the go-ahead from a magistrate.

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Apart from the supposed middleman's witness account, investigators are hoping Europol's analysis of his devices will provide further evidence pointing to who may have been behind the killing, it said.

Muscat said on Sunday he had met the Caruana Galizia family and they had agreed on members of an independent inquiry and into whether the government could have prevented the murder.

A tourist looks at a makeshift memorial to assassinated anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after an anti-corruption protest against the government of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Valletta, Malta, November 16, 2019 © Reuters A tourist looks at a makeshift memorial to assassinated anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after an anti-corruption protest against the government of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Valletta, Malta, November 16, 2019

The family earlier objected to two of three members of the inquiry nominated by the prime minister. They have now agreed on the appointment of two independent judges and another who is still serving. Terms of reference have not been published yet.

(Reporting by Stephen Grey and Christopher Scicluna; Editing by James Mackenzie, Crispian Balmer and Peter Graff)

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