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London 14 November 2019 - "The government is fighting this process (of justice) because the assassination of my mother cannot be disentangled from the corruption she was reporting on, people in power in Malta know this". Matthew Caruana Galizia talks about how the public inquiry into the murder of his mother risks to be hampered.
The Maltese government launched a public inquiry on the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last 19 September.
"Any investigation designed to uncover the truth about my mother will also uncover the truth about corruption at high levels of government. So you can understand the sort of criminal motivation for preventing or stopping any mechanisms designed to deliver full justice for the assassination".
A living lesson of freedom of speech himself, Mathew Caruana Galizia, investigative journalist as well, answered questions from Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau director for Reporters Without Borders.
"Our duty is to take lessons from this - he said - from what was done to my mother and this can only come out of the process of a public inquiry where we investigate how my mother's murder could have been prevented how people in public office failed their duty to prevent that murder, what can be changed to stop this from happening again", said the son of the murdered reporter.
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