Neville Gafà files Constitutional Case against AG

Claims magistrate 'very hostile' to him and defense lawyer

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Senior government official embroiled in the medical visas scandal, Neville Gafà has filed a constitutional case against the Attorney General. He is claiming that the Magistrate in the medical visas scandal case had shown ‘great hostility’ towards the accused and his defense when these objected to the production of witnesses via Skype in the case.

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Gafà, a senior government official within the Office of the Prime Minister, is currently appearing in court on charges related to the medical visas scandal.

The Constitutional Case application states that the Magistrate in the medical visas scandal case had shown ‘great hostility’ towards the accused and his defense when these objected to the production of witnesses via Skype in the case.

Gafà is asking for the elimination of the footage as it is breaching his fundamental human rights. He is basing his request on the grounds that the Libyan nationals did not have judiciary support during their testimony via Skype on the 28th of October. Furthermore, the bad quality of the VoIP call could not identify the witnesses.