The man was found guilty of trying to murder a woman in St Julian’s during a mugging in 2016.
This afternoon Josef Caruana, Matthew Carbone and Glenn Bedingfield are expected to testify. During the last court sitting former PN Secretary General Paul Borg Olivier told the court that in 2009, he was approached by Paul Apap Bologna who had proposed a gas fired power station project around the same time a tender was issued for a new power station.
Brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio and Vince Muscat were arrested in December 2017 and have been since formally indicted. They remain in prison awaiting trial. Theuma has already testified in these proceedings when recordings of phone calls between him and the Degiorgio’s were played out in court.
Arnold Cassola, independent candidate and ex-Chairperson of Alternattiva Demokratika, has called on Prime Minister Robert Abela to take immediate action after the details emerged on Wednesday morning, following the testimony in court of Melvin Theuma, the pardoned middleman in the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Chetcuti died yesterday after succumbing to the injuries she suffered after being stabbed five times.
In a Facebook post, the rule of law NGO Occupy Justice posted a photo of messages found at Daphne Caruana Galizia’s memorial in Valletta, 119 weeks after the journalist was assassinated.
Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year
For the fourth consecutive year, not less than 250 journalists across the world were arrested for investigative journalism and a further 50 journalists were killed. This was revealed in a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).