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Metsola threatened to be ‘burned alive’ in Facebook comment

Nationalist Party, MEP David Casa, call for Police Commissioner to investigate and for poster of threatening comment to be arrested

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Massimo Costa
19 November 2017, 12:24pm
PN MEP Roberta Metsola has been threatened to be 'burnt alive' in a Facebook comment
PN MEP Roberta Metsola has been threatened to be 'burnt alive' in a Facebook comment
Nationalist Party MEP Roberta Metsola has been threatened on Facebook to be ‘burned alive’, by a Facebook user who called her a ‘traitor of her country’.

The threatening comment received by Metsola
The threatening comment received by Metsola
In a Twitter post in response to the comment, Metsola said that Labour trolls could with total impunity, in public, and under their real name, make such threats, knowing they would get a pat on the back.

In a Twitter post, Metsola said Labour trolls could make such comments with impunity
In a Twitter post, Metsola said Labour trolls could make such comments with impunity
She added that due to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s politics of division, people thought they could do whatever they liked.

Metsola was in the forefront this week in criticising the government in discussions on the rule of law in Malta.

The Nationalist Party, in a statement, said it condemned without reservation the unacceptable threat on Metsola, and asked the Police Commissioner to immediately investigate the case and take the person responsible to court.

MediaToday owner Saviour Balzan condemned the threat, saying there was no place for hatred on social media.

In a Facebook post, fellow Nationalist MEP David Casa also said he was showing solidarity with Metsola, and called for the arrest of the person who posted the threatening comment.

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Massimo Costa joined MaltaToday in 2017 as a journalist. He is a graduate in European Stud...