Matthew Caruana Galizia, the son of the assassinated journalist, has dismissed recent calls for a pardon or reduced sentence for Yorgen Fenech in exchange for information on a criminal web as a discount that fails to achieve justice in the case.
“No one should be talking about pardons when Malta has a plea-bargaining mechanism in place. But either way, not even that should be considered when it comes to a cold-blooded murderer like Yorgen Fenech.”
“Our goal is not to put X and Y politicians in jail. It is to achieve justice. Some politicians do have to go to jail along the way. But when they do, it will be as a side effect of the justice process, and not the end goal.”
“Even if we were bent on sending those politicians to jail, do we have to offer any discount to a murderer to achieve it? No, we don’t.”
“The police have sat on evidence of crimes perpetrated by our politicians for years after it was handed to them on a silver platter by the FIAU. They’ve done close to nothing to move corruption investigations forward, and it is not just because of a lack of resources.”
“Without the police doing their job, our entire justice system falls apart. The last thing we need in this situation is a discount for a murderer. The first thing we need is for the police to do their job,” Caruana Galizia wrote.
Earlier, PN Local Councillor Mark Anthony Sammut suggested Fenech should get some sort of deal if he would be able to help unravel an entire criminal network in Malta’s political system.
Court sittings have revealed that Fenech had offered to provide substantial information of a “mafia network” in Maltese politics to police upon his arrest last November in connection with the assassination. However, it seems discussions stopped there, with the police yet to investigate or inquire over Fenech’s claims.
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