‘Panama Papers’ journalist killed in car bomb explosion


This post sadly dovetails with the previous post. Information is powerful and sometimes the powerful don’t like information getting out. Actually, that is almost without exception the case.

(From The Independent)

A prominent journalist who played a major role in the Panama Papers case has been killed in Malta.

Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose investigative work focused on corruption, was killed when a car bomb blew her vehicle to pieces.

A politician said her death marked the “collapse of the rule of law” in Malta, the smallest in the European Union…

…“What happened today is not an ordinary killing. It is a consequence of the total collapse of the rule of law which has been going on for the past four years.

“We will not accept an investigation by the Commissioner of Police, the Army commander or the duty magistrate, all of whom were at the heart of criticism by Caruana Galizia.”

Her husband, Peter Galizia, has also requested magistrate Scerri Herrera is be excluded from the investigation because of previous spats with the dead journalist.

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