Assassinated Maltese Journalist Daphne Galizia’s wife and three sons appear in Court for a government libel case filed against her by Malta’s Economy Minister Chris Cardona.
Galizia, a 53-year-old newspaper columnist and vocal government critic, was killed by car bomb metres from her home in the village of Bidnija on October 16.
She had alleged that Economy Minister Chris Cardona had visited a brothel in Germany while on government business.
“I want to make it clear that we want the case to continue,’’ Matthew Galizia told the court.
“Cardona has an interest in stopping the case to go forward,’’ the journalist’s son said.
In a Mass honouring Caruana Galizia, Malta’s archbishop Monsignor Charles Scicluna on Monday urged the public not to cave in to fear in the wake of her killing.
“We need to look after one another, people can’t allow fear to dominate, they need to look after each other by working for society, not for personal interests,’’ Scicluna told the packed congregation at chapel just metres away from the site of the explosion.
The Maltese government has offered a 1.2-million-dollar reward to help catch the killers of the 53-year-old.