The Malta Independent 20 April 2024, Saturday
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Repubblika president files police report after threatened with ‘tin of acid’

Friday, 3 March 2023, 12:22 Last update: about 2 years ago

President of NGO Repubblika Robert Aquilina filed a police report over hate speech after he was threatened on Facebook by someone who said that he deserves to have “a tin of acid thrown at him.”

In a Facebook post, Aquilina said that he was sent this threat following his protest outside the offices of former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

The protest was held by Repubblika on Wednesday where Aquilina described Muscat as "the instigator" of a "corrupt hospitals privatisation deal” that was declared null by a court last week.

Aquilina went on to affix a poster “Joseph Muscat Prime Korrott” on the door of the office. Muscat had been named the man of the year in organised crime and corruption by an international consortium of journalists in 2019, the year when he resigned.

On Facebook, Aquilina revealed the identity of the person who threatened him and posted two photos of the person - one posing with Prime Minister Robert Abela and the other photo of him posing with an assault rifle.

“This post is inciting hatred and violence. Therefore, I have made a report to the Police Commissioner and I expect him to investigate and take the action without any delay,” Aquilina said.

“I can assure everyone that these threats and bullies will not stop me and my friends from continuing our fight for the truth and justice,” Aquilina said.


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