Malta has yet to solve the murder of one of the country’s high-profile reporters who had been investigating corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bombing exactly one year ago – on 16 October 2017.
The field where the mother-of-three’s burnt-out car ended up has become a monument to her life.
As reported by the Agence France-Presse (AFP), supporters of free speech like Tania Attard come to this isolated spot to place flowers under a banner calling for justice, fluttering alongside a Maltese flag.
“If the person responsible for this is established, perhaps then we can rest and see that justice is done,” Attard told AFP.
In a separate report, Malta Today noted that the justice minister Owen Bonnici said last week, during an interview on TimesTalk, that the government had done everything within its power to bring those behind the murder to justice.
“Joseph Muscat had declared that he would leave no stone unturned to find out who the culprits behind Caruana Galizia’s murder were,” Journalist and blogger Manuel Delia said during an interview on NET FM this morning, “And, this week, Bonnici said the government had done all that it could possibly do.”
“Does this means that the chapter is now closed, and nothing else can be done?” he asked, “And if this is not the case, will the Justice Minister be updating us on how the investigation is progressing? Can the government tell us if the murderer is going to be found?”