Malta: Former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri released by police

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The Prime Minister’s former chief of staff, Keith Schembri, has been released from police custody while the man who named him as the mastermind in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder, Yorgen Fenech, filed a constitutional case.

After intensive investigations over the past days, the police felt Mr Schembri should not be retained under arrest any longer.

The news emerged within minutes of the lawyers of murder suspect Yorgen Fenech revealing saying he was prepared to give information on Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi and Chris Cardona, in return for a conditional presidential pardon.

17 Black Owner Yorgen fenech has written to President of Malta George Vella, arguing that it should not be Cabinet that decides whether such a pardon be granted due to the people Fenech wants to reveal information about.

In the letter to the President, lawyers Gianluca Caruana Curran and Marion Camilleri, on behalf of Yorgen Fenech, referred to a request for a Presidential Pardon in order to deliver “all information regarding the facts

Meanwhile an urgent cabinet meeting is taking place at Castille on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s orders.

The meeting is discussing a possible presidential pardon for Fenech.

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