Justice Minister says advocate Mercieca’s decision at this stage is insensitive

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The Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance, Edward Zammit Lewis said that following thorough verifications conducted with the Office of the Attorney General, the Ministry is informed that Advocate Charles Mercieca who was employed at the Office of the Attorney General and is now assisting Yorgen Fenech in court proceedings, never worked directly or indirectly on the proceedings related to the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, nor on any proceedings connected to Yorgen Fenech.

The Ministry also said that the decision taken by the said advocate to assume the patronage of Fenech at this early moment is insensitive.

Advocate Charles Mercieca was employed at the Office of the Attorney General and has terminated such employment to assist Yorgen Fenech.

Whilst expressing its disappointment, the Ministry stated that it expected more prudence and caution both from the advocate and the legal firm in question.