Three charged in murder of Maltese journalist

Three charged over murder of Maltese journalist

Three charged over murder of Maltese journalist

"In the almost two months since Daphne Caruana Galizia's death, the authorities have been unable to show that they are conducting their investigation in an impartial manner, so we support the family's request and we call for an independent worldwide investigation to establish all the facts of her shocking murder", said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF's EU-Balkans desk.

A court in Malta has charged three men with the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist who was killed by a vehicle bomb last month.

Police and troops are being used in the security operation, with roads blocked and a patrol boat deployed.

"Under European Union pressure for results, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced on 4 December that ten suspects had been arrested". Magistrate Anthony Vella is leading an inquiry into the assassination with the help of foreign experts, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Galizia, 53, was killed when a auto bomb exploded in her vehicle in October, after she filed a police report 15 days earlier to reveal she had been threatened.