Three Maltese youths arrested for comments they made on Facebook have been granted bail after spending 11 days in prison.
The derogatory comments in question were made following an incident that left policeman Simon Schembri fighting for his life, and featured crude jokes about police officers deserving to get run over.
While let out of jail, the terms of bail include the accused checking in at a police station three times a week, and not leaving the house between midnight and 7:00am. They have also been ordered to not speak to each other before the case.
Two of them have put down a €300 deposit and a personal guarantee of €5,000 to comply with these terms, while one agreed to a personal guarantee of €8,000 with no deposit placed.
Kylie Cutajar who is 21-year-old, 28-year-old Ritmark Borg and 28-year-old Joseph D’Amato applied for bail again after their first request was shot down by magistrate Joe Mifsud who wanted to send a message to society that the police should be respected.