Malta: Eight arrested over Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder
04 Dec 2017

By Jamie Grierson, Guardian and agencies.

Eight suspects have been arrested in Malta over the murder of the investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Maltese prime minister has said.

Caruana Galizia, who was a relentless critic of corruption in the country, died in October in a powerful car bomb blast yards from her home.

Her family are taking legal action against the Maltese police force for allegedly failing to ensure the investigation into her killing is impartial and independent.

Muscat said in a statement on Monday morning that eight Maltese nationals, most of whom have a criminal record, have been arrested. The police have 48 hours to question the suspects, indict them or release them.

Caruana Galizia’s family allege her murder was a “targeted killing” of a journalist whose work focused on uncovering “corruption, criminality, conflicts of interest and ethical failures in decision making” by politicians and their associates.

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