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Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Malta police arrest ten suspects in connection with car bombing

Maltese police have arrested 10 suspects in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has announced, almost two months after her car was blown up in an apparently targeted assassination.

All of those arrested are Maltese nationals and most have a criminal record, the Prime Minister said at a press conference on Monday morning. The police have 48 hours to question the suspects, arraign them or release them.

Eight of the arrests arrests were initially announced by the Prime Minister at the press conference, with a further two coming shortly afterwards.

“As I stated as soon as I learnt about this barbaric act, we will leave no stone unturned to get this case solved. I am committed to doing so more than ever,” the Prime Minister said.

Home minister Michael Farrugia confirmed the nationalities of the latter two arrests but said he would not go into any more detail because, he said, “I have been already threatened by legal action by the Caruana Galizia family.”

53-year-old Caruana Galizia was murdered on 16 October. Her popular blog had relentlessly highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines, including around the Panama Papers tax scandal.

 

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