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Charges against possible behind man to Malta

More than two years after the murder of the government-critical journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, is a charge against a possible been behind man charged. The entrepreneur Yorgen Fenech was accused on Saturday of complicity in the murder.

At the arraignment on Saturday evening in Valletta, the husband of the Murdered, and their three sons as well as their parents and sisters were in the courtroom. Caruana Galizia, who had regularly reported on corruption, money laundering and other illegal transactions in Malta, was on 16. October 2017 in a bomb attack on her car have been killed.

The 38-year-old Fenech was taken after the court date back in custody. The court also ordered that his assets be frozen.

Fenech had offered to provide information to the murder in return for impunity challenged. This had been denied. Fenech is the Director of the consortium had received, in 2013 the government awarded the contract to build a gas-fired power plant.

On the run with a yacht party

in 2018, taken came out that he was also a secret Offshore company called "17 Black" belonged to. Caruana Galizia had written months before her death, on "17 Black". Fenech was arrested last week on his yacht off the coast of Malta, as he tried to escape from the island in the Mediterranean sea.

Caruana Galizias family keeps Fenech for one of the Customer of the murder. According to information from investigators circles, he has accused in the police interrogation, but Muscat's long-time office Manager Keith Schembri, to have the murder in order given. Schembri was taken immediately after his resignation on Tuesday fixed. On Thursday evening, the police let him surprisingly again.

Against three men to have executed the attack on the 53-year-old journalist, to run a murder investigation. You are supposed to have built the explosive device and detonated. However, it was still unclear who was behind the assassination.

Prime Minister's resignation

In the case, the government of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is under a lot of pressure. According to his party, he wants to come back in January.

Angry protesters in the past week repeatedly against the government on the road and had demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister. They accuse the leadership of their country of corruption, and to demand justice for Caruana Galizia.

Against the Background of the murder investigation Muscat's chief of staff Keith Schembri from his Post was retired. He and the former energy and tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi had been accused of Caruana Galizia, of taking bribes from Fenech accepted. They all profess their innocence. (fal/sda)

Created: 30.11.2019, 22:27 PM

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