Malta offers USD 1.2 million reward for informers on killed investigative journalist

Already 10 Malteste have been arrested in connection with the car bomb murder of the veteran journalist.

Malta offers USD 1.2 million reward for informers on killed investigative journalist

Already 10 Malteste have been arrested in connection with the car bomb murder of the veteran journalist.

04 December 2017 Monday 22:31
Malta offers USD 1.2 million reward for informers on killed investigative journalist

By Azania Post

MALTESE government has offered a USD 1.2 million reward for information that would led to arrest people involved in killing of investigative journalist known as Daphne Galizia.

Galizia, 53 was killed close to her home two months ago in an attack which shocked the country was known for bloc accusing top politicians of corruption.

Already 10 Malteste have been arrested in connection with the car bomb murder of the veteran journalist.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters that police operations were under way in the town of Marsa, and the Bugibba and Zebbug areas.

International experts, including from the FBI, were called in to help in the investigation.

Police and troops are being used in the security operation, with roads blocked and a patrol boat deployed.

Muscat said some of the detainees were already known to the police while others had criminal records.

When asked if the eight arrested had participated in the murder, or if they also included the mastermind, Muscat would not comment.

"I have a clear idea of what they did and who they are but I cannot give out more details at this time," he said.

With a career spanning more than three decades, she was "one of Malta's most important, visible, fearless journalists", in the words of former Home Affairs Minister Louis Galea.

BBC

Updated: 06.12.2017 12:09
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