Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta suspect will not get immunity


Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has said a suspect in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia will not be granted immunity to reveal what he knows about the case.

Businessman Yorgen Fenech had requested a presidential pardon in exchange for information. Caruana Galizia, a prominent anti-corruption blogger, was killed by a car bomb in 2017. Mr Muscat is under increasing pressure to resign over the case.

The prime minister has previously said he will only step down when those who ordered the killing are identified. However, the Times of Malta reported on Friday that Mr Muscat was preparing to announce his resignation “immediately” amid the worsening political crisis. Mr Muscat’s Labour Party has cancelled an event on Sunday at which the prime minister was due to speak. (BBC)…[+]