The Malta Independent 13 December 2018, Thursday

PD suggests commission to look into Raymond Caruana, Karen Grech, Daphne Caruana Galizia killings

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 15:14 Last update: about 6 days ago

The Partit Demokratiku is proposing today that the Maltese Parliament invite the Commissioner of Human Rights Council of Europe set up a truth and justice commission to investigate the circumstances of the assassination of Karen Grech, Raymond Caruana and Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Caruana Galizia was killed last year in a car-bomb, while the killings of Grech (parcel bomb) and Caruana (random shooting at Gudja PN club) took place respectively in 1977 and 1986.

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The Partit Demokratiku made the suggestion in a motion to be presented in parliament ahead of a debate, promoted by the Nationalist Party, that is to discuss Caruana Galizia’s murder.

The commission should establish, in each case, is to investigate whether any responsibility may be attributed to the state (including by way of negligence) and whether the state failed (intentionally or negligently) to prevent these crimes and protect the lives of the victims.

The commission should also advise whether there has been a breach of the human rights of the victims of these crimes and/or their relatives and make recommendations (including drafts of new laws) to strengthen the Maltese political environment and freedom of expression, including the journalistic protection.

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