Activists joined family members of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in the call for justice, 10 months since her assassination in a car bomb outside her home in Bidnija.
Just before the break of dawn, Occupy Justice marked the 10 month anniversary of Caruana Galizia’s death with the word “justice” spelt out in burning candles at Fond Ghadir beach, Sliema.
“We are here, lighting candles as the sun is rising as a symbol of hope. We want to tell the Prime Minister that no inconclusive inquiry will stop our quest for justice. We shall see to it that there will be a new dawn for Malta, a dawn where justice will prevail,” the activist group said this morning.
“Ten months on we still do not know who commissioned the killing of Caruana Galizia and the web of corruption based at the office of the Prime Minister is getting more and more entangled,” they said.
Activist group il-Kenniesa left notes around the island asking “Who killed Daphne”. The group also marked 300 days since her assassination on 16 October with a tribute at her memorial in front of the law courts in Valletta, calling for an end to impunity.
Caruana Galizia’s niece, Amy Mallia, wrote in a Facebook post that “in a normal country… we would be able to grieve our loss without persecution or being told by Michelle Muscat that she feels more sad about Daphne’s murder than we do”.
This month, the family would have celebrated Daphne’s birthday together as a family on 26 August.
Caruana Galizia’s family has called for a full public inquiry into her death, asking whether anything could have been done to prevent the assassination. The family presented a 24-page legal opinion to the Maltese High Commission in London and the family’s lawyers are saying that the Maltese government is not fulfilling its investigative duty under the European Convention for Human Rights.
A vigil will take place today at 8.30pm at her memorial in Valletta.