Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
It has been reported that Yorgen Fenech, accused of complicity in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, is claiming that by allowing questions on anything he said under police interrogation before he was denied a presidential pardon would prejudice his rights to a fair trial.
The Times of Malta reported that the business tycoon filed an urgent application arguing that information supplied by Fenech for the purpose of the pardon, was not to be used against him in criminal proceedings. His lawyers insisted that the case was attracting media coverage “in great detail.”
Therefore, the lawyers insisted that those who would eventually be selected as jurors at Fenech’s trial would be influenced by such reports, even if any information were to be removed from the court records at a later stage.
It is believed that lawyers Gianluca Caruana Curran, Marion Camilleri and Charles Mercieca signed the application for an interim measure to stop the officers from testifying about this information.
This morning, the Court rejected Yorgen Fenech’s request for a constitutional reference.