Receives conditional release after threatening MEP Metsola

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Court awarded conditional release to the man that intimidated MEP Roberta Metsola through his Facebook posts.

The post that brought Josef Farrugia in front of justice stated that Metsola should be wary else she will end up just like the assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

In Court, the accused admitted guilty to Intimidation and making Metsola afraid of imminent harm.

Magistrate Joe Mifsud remarked that whilst there is the right for freedom of expression, nobody should feel threatened.

He added that Caruana Galizia did not merit dying the way she did and that her assassination left an indelible mark over Malta.

A three-year conditional release for the accused and a five-year protection order in favour of Metsola were granted.

Inspector Joseph Xerri led the prosecution.

Angele Formosa was defence counsel.