The Nationalist Party has endorsed Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s decision to offer a conditional presidential pardon to the suspected middleman in the Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination.
“In what appears to be a delicate moment in the investigations, the PN would like to stress that the Maltese state should use all means and procedures at its disposal by law, including those of an exceptional and optional nature, to catch those who ordered, financed and carried out the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia,” PN leader Adrian Delia said in a statement.
“The PN would like to publicly thank and pass on a message of courage to the members of the judiciary and the investigators involved in the process of ensuring that justice is done for Daphne Caruana Galizia, for her family and her loved ones, for all journalists who endanger themselves in their quest of the truth, and for all of Maltese society.”
Muscat confirmed today that the suspected middleman was arrested last Thursday and that he has personally agreed to grant him a pardon if he can spill the beans on the mastermind’s identity and corroborate those claims in court.
MaltaToday later named the suspect as Melvin Theuma, a taxi driver with a trail of court cases that accused him of being a loan shark.