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Alfred and George Degiorgio, the two brothers who are the suspected murderers of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, have filed a judicial protest against the President, the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, the Commissioner of Police and Melvin Theuma. They did this based on the argument that the Presidential pardon granted to the suspected middleman Melvin Theuma, was granted on the basis of a conflict of interest on the part of the Prime Minister. Source: TVM
Most of parliament square has been taken up by metal barricades erected by police ahead of a protest scheduled for Monday afternoon. This comes in the wake of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announcing on Sunday that he intends to step down from office on 12 January of next year. Source: MaltaToday
The family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has called for the prime minister and his actions to be investigated and for related evidence to be preserved as part of the ongoing investigation. In a judicial protest on Monday morning, Caruana Galizia’s husband Peter and their three sons also called upon Joseph Muscat to desist from any further involvement in the investigation and the independent inquiry surrounding the assassination. Source: Times of Malta
Nationalist MPs walked out of Parliament on Monday afternoon, with Opposition Leader Adrian Delia saying that the PN will not be participating in Parliamentary work as long as Joseph Muscat remains Prime Minister.The declaration was made at the start of the sitting. Source: The Malta Independent
The compilation of evidence in the case of the Republic of Malta vs Yorgen Fenech will be heard in front of Magistrate Nadine Lia. Fenech, who, among other things, stands accused of complicity in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, will be arraigned before the daughter-in-law of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s personal lawyer, Pawlu Lia. Such cases are assigned on random ballot. The compilation of evidence will begin before 15th December. No call for recusal has so far been made, but it is not excluded. Source: Newsbook