Occupy Justice activists blame Prime Minister for failure to identify Caruana Galizia murder mastermind

Activists mark 18 months since Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder by holding portraits of the journalist and standing on the steps of Castille

Occupy Justice activists took their action outside the Prime Minister's office in Valletta
Occupy Justice activists took their action outside the Prime Minister's office in Valletta

Activists from Occupy Justice held up portraits of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia while standing on the steps of Castille to mark 18 months since her assassination.

Activists took their action, reminiscent of a scene from the movie Being John Malkovich, outside the Prime Minister’s office in Valletta, blaming him for the failure to identify the person who commissioned the murder.

 “One voice has been silenced but a multitude of voices have risen to keep on calling for truth and justice… We stand together in Daphne’s name to ensure that you do not sweep away her life, her work, and her murder, along with the candles and flowers that you dispose of daily,” the activists said on Tuesday evening.

Caruana Galizia was murdered in a car bomb on 16 October 2017 soon after leaving her house in Bidnija.

Three men have been charged with carrying out the murder and the case is ongoing. However, the mastermind has not yet been identified. Police investigations and a magisterial inquiry into the murder have not stopped.

The Occupy Justice activists called for an independent inquiry into the murder. The Caruana Galizia family has asked for an inquiry to determine whether enough had been done by the State to protect the journalist and prevent the murder.

“We are disgusted at the way the Prime Minister is leaving every stone unturned to find the mastermind behind Daphne’s murder… You can discredit all the international media reports, but facts are facts, Prime Minister: your closest aides are rotten to the core and you keep on protecting them. If your soul still has a crumb of a conscience left, then shoulder your political responsibility now,” the activists insisted.