Family Of Murdered Maltese Journalist Files a Complaint In France

Paris, Dec. 3 (EFE) .- The family of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, murdered in 2017, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) filed a complaint on Tuesday after discovering that magnate Yorgen Fenech, investigated for his alleged involvement in the crime, He has business in France.

The complaint formalized before the Prosecutor for complicity of murder and active and passive corruption, is directed in particular against Fenech, but also against Keith Schembri, chief of staff of the Maltese Prime Minister, and against Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, who just resign.

RSF explained in a statement that they suspect that the entrepreneur used income generated by assets he has in France to corrupt those two policy makers and obtain the attribution of an important public market that Caruana Galizia was investigating.

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Also to pay the perpetrators of the car bombing that cost the journalist life on October 16, 2017.

Fenech, arrested on November 15 when he was trying to flee Malta and charged there for complicity in the murder, is the owner in France of the Hilton hotel in Evian les Bains and a block of racehorses.

According to Reporters Without Borders, his horses generated profits of several hundred thousand euros between 2015 and 2017.

Its secretary general, Christophe Deloire, said that since those assets in France are owned by one of those who allegedly commissioned the murder and could serve to pay the perpetrators of the crime, 'the French justice must investigate and contribute to the establishment of the true'.

In the classification of freedom of the press prepared annually by its organization, Malta has fallen 30 places in recent years and in 2019 it has taken 77th place in 180 countries. EFE

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