Russian Whistleblower not safe if extradited to Malta – Greek Courts

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Civil society activists demonstrate outside the Greek Embassy, calling on the Greek government to grant political asylum to Maria Efimova, a Pilatus Bank employee who ignited a political scandal in Malta when she became a source for investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered last year, in Ta' Xbiex, Malta March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Appellate Court in Greece has decided that the Russian Whistleblower Maria Efimova will not be extradited to Malta. Efimova was the prime whistleblower in the Case of Pilatus Bank.

Citing as motivation for its decision the fact that Efimova was the source for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s revelations, the Greek Court said that once the mastermind of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia was not yet apprehended, Efimova would be in manifest danger if extradited. The Head of the Maltese Delegation to the European Parliament, David Casa, was called as witness in this case three times.

Casa Said that Pilatus bank was an accomplice in corruption and money laundering for Politically Exposed Persons of the highest level in the Maltese government. He insisted that the information given by Efimova has so far been accurate.