We no longer have a functioning democracy – Repubblika

Rule of Law NGO Repubblika, in a statement, said that “This evening we have witnessed an attack on Maltese democracy and justice. The prime minister has exercised his disproportionate powers to protect his best friend if not himself as well from paying for crimes”. Repubblika said that ” This effectively means that we no longer have an effectively functioning democracy. We instead have a prime minister who rules over us by decree and his friends are allowed to steal, even kill, with impunity”.

Repubblika described Keith Schembri’s release as incomprehensible.

Repubblika said that Yorgen Fenech is being accused of killing Daphne Caruana Galizia. The motive of the murder is the fact she exposed the set up of 17 Black to bribe Keith Schembri u Konrad Mizzi. “Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi must pay for what they have done. On the prime minister’s instructions, instead, they are being protected” said Repubblika.

The rule of law NGO said that “Joseph Muscat should have resigned to allow justice to run its course. Instead he held on to the control of Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar and Attorney General Peter Grech and ensured justice would not reach him and his friends”.

Repubblika said that it will not take what it described as a ‘cowardly outrage’ lying down “…and we will say so most clearly so the world can know that not all Maltese people are corrupt, robbers and murderers”.