Schembri withdraws Caruana Galizia libels

Keith Schembri, Chief of Staff in the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, waits for official talks between Muscat and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev to begin at the Auberge de Castille in Valletta, Malta, May 29, 2018. Picture taken May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Former OPM Chief of Staff and friend to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri has withdrawn two libel suits against murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The libels were related to blog posts on Egrant in 2017, were withdrawn by means of a note filed on December 6.

Magistrate Victor Axiaq, having seen the note, announced that he would not be taking further cognisance of the case as it was being withdrawn. Other pending libel lawsuits filed against her by the Prime Minister have been put off to March “in view of the present situation”.