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The fight for Malta is conducted in the center of the old town of Valetta.
Opposite the courthouse, at the foot of a monument.
In the early morning of last September night, a car with two men rolls through the
Darkness of the city. In front of the monument commemorating the siege of Malta by the Ottomans
remember, they stop the car, which carries a letter of the Ministry of Justice. So
it documents a video. The men get out, take the steps to the monument and remove
a candle and a photo. The photo shows a woman: the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana
Galizia. The candle burned for her.
One year ago, on October 16, 2017, Caruana Galizia was killed. The journalist was the
most prominent critic of the Maltese government, then she was hit by a car bomb
killed only a few hundred meters from her house. To date, the murder is on
you do not enlighten, Three suspects are being tried, they are on the island
known criminals, but they are silent. Many people in Malta suspect that
Backers of the monstrous act sit in government.
Last spring, 45 reporters from 15 countries, among them reporters from 15 countries, unveiled
new details about the Maltese elite as part of the Daphne project. you
had taken up the searches of the killed colleague and continued. The
Publications shook Malta a second time. The reports were of the
Corruption suspicion against the government, of offshore companies of the chief of staff Keith Schembri and
of the Minister Konrad Mizzi. They were about an Iranian banker who banked in Malta
was allowed to open and eventually in the US by the FBI on suspicion of money laundering
was arrested. They dealt with accounts of the ruling clique from Azerbaijan, the
Malta uses as a gateway for their deals in the European Union. They acted from the
EU passport business and Socialist Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who does all of that
had allowed and accepted Malta as a haven for criminals from all over
In February, the journalist was shot dead in Slovakia by a contract killer. Kuciak had researched corruption and mafia connections to the government. A few days ago, investigators arrested several suspects; a Slovak entrepreneur is under suspicion as a backer. His translator is said to have ordered the murder. For 70,000 euros.
Last weekend, the TV journalist was raped in Bulgaria and subsequently killed. She had reported in her broadcast of a million euro fraud with EU funds; On Tuesday, the Bulgarian police arrested a suspect.
But despite the revelations, little has changed in the situation: Muscat is still
Prime Minister, Mizzi and Schembri remained in office as Minister and Chief of Staff. Just like one
Another man Daphne Caruana Galizia had reported before her death:
Economics Minister and lawyer Chris Cardona.
Caruana Galizia had written about Cardona saying he was in for a state visit
Germany visited a brothel. Then the minister had the journalist because of
Slander sued. Research by the Daphne project revealed in the spring that Cardona itself
with one of the journalist's alleged killers, a man named Alfred Degiorgio, in short
met in a bar before the act and entertained extensively. Cardona left then
explain that he does not remember such a meeting. But recent research leaves this
Statement seems doubtful. New evidence suggests that the minister and the
alleged murderers met more than once: in June 2017, they apparently took
together at a pool party on the occasion of a bachelor party, so have it
in any case, several witnesses to the competent investigating judge testified. And it
could have another, at least indirect, connection to the alleged murderer, such as
show previously unpublished evaluations of phone data.
This article is from TIME no. 42/2018. Here you can read the entire issue.
So, about a year before her death, she called a man from the Maltese underworld.
She researched at this time apparently to oil smuggling and other shops of the
Mafia. The man is said to have belonged to the environment of the smugglers. The call lasted six minutes
and 51 seconds. What the two discussed is not known. But immediately after the
The man telephoned a second time: he called the number of Chris Cardona, the
Minister of Economics and Lawyer. Also, the content of this call is unknown. And
Another person called the alleged smuggler later: Alfred Degiorgio.