Investigative journalist killed in Malta

Forensic experts looked for evidence after a car explosion killed an investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, in Bidnija, Malta, on Monday. Credit Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who used the leaked Panama Papers to expose links between Malta and offshore tax havens, was killed in a car bombing in Malta on Monday. Her final post on her popular blog, published a half-hour before her death, accused her island’s prime minister’s staff of corruption. Caruana Galizia helped set off a political crisis with allegations that Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s wife benefited from payments from Azerbaijan’s ruling family to a secret Panamanian shell company. Muscat acknowledged that Caruana Galizia was one of his “harshest critics,” but her criticism did not diminish his condemnation of “this barbaric act that goes against civilization and all dignity.” Opposition lawmaker Simon Busuttil said the attack meant Malta’s “democracy is at stake.”

Read More
%d bloggers like this: