Killed scribe's son accuses Maltese PM

Killed scribe's son accuses Maltese PM

She was known as an anti-corruption warrior, whose investigations have included Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

The son of a Maltese investigative journalist killed by a auto bomb has claimed that his mother was assassinated and that the country's prime minister was "complicit" in her death. The three men were linked to the sale of Maltese passports and payments from the government of Azerbaijan. "The situation is desperate".

"The loss of Daphne Caruana Galizia fills us with sadness and determination to continue defending democracy until the very end", Archbishop Scicluna, the country's highest ranking prelate, said.

Caruana Galizia, who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta, died when her vehicle was destroyed by a powerful explosion, sending debris into a nearby field.

The slain journalist had been a columnist for The Malta Independent for more than 20 years and also wrote a blog called the "Running Commentary". "[Matthew] basically describes a state where the rule of law is under threat, where the institutions of civil society don't work, where nobody can be sure of the justice", says Henley, who spoke to him earlier today. "Which makes her the first person left dead".

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