Ħal Far murder: Migrants and support workers take to the stand

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A young man from Chad who was grievously wounded after being hit by a car in Ħal Far, was amongst those that took to the stand on Thursday during the compilation of evidence against Francesco Fenech and Lorin Scicluna who are being accused amongst others of the cold-blooded murder of Lassana Cisse last April in Ħal Far.

May Malimi explained how he was walking back home when he was hit by a car. He explained that he could not get up from the ground for around an hour. When he finally managed to get back on his feet, he met two persons that helped him reach the office within the Ħal Far Tent Village.

Three Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS) support workers also gave their witness in front of the court. They explained what they saw on the day when Malimi was accompanied to the camp office after he was run over.

Prosecution was led by Inspector Keith Arnaud.

Nadia Attard is appearing in court on behalf of the Attorney General’s Office.

Franco Debono, Marion Camilleri, Kris Busietta and Julian Farrugia are legal councils for Lorin Scicluna.

Gianella De Marco and Stephen Tonna Lowell are representing Francesco Fenech.

Arthur Azzopardi and Alfred Abela are parte civile.

A request for release on bail for the two accused is expected to be discussed during the net court hearing which will take place on the 18th of September at 9.30am.

For a detailed report of the hearing in Maltese click here.


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