George Degiorgio alleges inhuman and degrading treatment in prison

One of the three men accused of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia is claiming that he has been withheld treatment for a painful shoulder injury

From left: Alfred Degiorgio and Vincent Muscat, and second from right, George Degiorgio
From left: Alfred Degiorgio and Vincent Muscat, and second from right, George Degiorgio

One of the three men accused of the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, George Degiorgio, has filed a judicial letter accusing the director of the Corradino prison of inhuman and degrading treatment.

He is claiming that he has been withheld treatment for a painful shoulder ailment.

Degiorgio claims that he is suffering from “persistent and unendurable” pain in his shoulder, which the prison authorities have done nothing to treat beyond administering painkillers which offered only momentary relief.

This, says the prisoner, happened despite his giving the same authorities the name of his doctor. Instead of proactively seeking to treat his condition, the prison administration had remained “entirely passive”, Degiorgio said.

His lawyer argued therefore that this constituted inhuman and degrading treatment under the European Convention of Human Rights and informed the director that in the absence of proper medical care, further proceedings would be taken without warning.

Lawyer William Cuschieri signed the judicial letter.

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