Daphne Caruana Galizia: Two brothers guilty of killing Maltese journalist

Two brothers have been jailed for 40 years for killing a Maltese journalist, whose 2017 death sparked global anger.

George and Alfred Degiorgio admitted to murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, just hours after pleading not guilty.

She was killed by a car bomb in October 2017. Many suspect the killing was ordered by top establishment figures.

Known as the “one-woman WikiLeaks”, she uncovered networks of corruption in Malta and abroad, and was know as a harsh critic of the government.

The year Caruana Galizia died, she effectively triggered an early election by publishing allegations linking Joseph Muscat, the then-prime minister, to the Panama Papers scandal, which exposed the use of tax havens by the rich.

Last year, two men were charged with supplying the car bomb in the attack, while another man, Vincent Muscat, was jailed for15 years when he admitted involvement in the murder.

The man who is accused of ordering the killing, Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech, is yet to stand…

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