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2020-02-19 12:59:57 阅读:668524

Man held in Maltese journalist murder caseMalta police have arrested one of the countrys most prominent businessmen in connection with an investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, two sources say. Yorgen Fenech was detained after police intercepted his yacht as he tried to leave the Mediterranean island before dawn on Wednesday, sources with knowledge of the matter said. His arr

est came the day

after the government said it would offer a pardon to a suspected middleman in th

e murder of Caruana Galizia if he provided legally binding evidenc

e of who was behind the killing. The sources did not say if Fenech had been charged. Fenechs lawyer was contacted for comment but has so far is

sued

no statement. Judicial authorities have not yet confirmed Fenechs arrest. Under Maltese law, the police would have 48 hours to interrogate and charge a suspect or release them. Caruana Galizia, an eminent anti-corruption journalist, was killed by a car bomb near the Maltese capital Valletta in October 2017 - a murder that shocked Europe and raised questions about the rule of law on the small island. Three men suspected of being the killers were arrested in December 2017, but the authorities have so far failed to determine who commissioned the murder. In a potentially major step forward in the probe, a man arrested last week as part of a separate investigation asked to see police dealing with the Caruana Galizia case and offered to provide the name of the mastermind in return for a pardon. Fenech is a director and co-owner of a business group that won a large en

ergy concession in 2013 from the Maltese state to build a gas power station on the island. His luxury yacht Gio left the Portomaso marina, 8km north of Valletta, shortly after 5am. However, the boat was under surveil

lance and police swiftly stopped it and forced it to return to port, th山东11选5任选二计划 e sources said. In February 2017, eight months before she died, Caruana Galizia wrote in

her blog about a mystery company in Dubai called 17 Black Limited, alleging it was connected to Maltese politicians. She did not publish any evidence of this and was unable to discover who owned the company. A Reuters investigation later identified Fenech as the owner. According to a December 2015 email, uncovered by Maltese financial regulators, secret Pan

ama companies owned by then Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri, Prime Minister Joseph Muscats chief of staff, stood to re

ceive payments of up to $US2 million ($A3 million) from 17 Black for unspecified services. The email made no reference to the gas power station and t

here is no evidence any money was deposited with them. Schembri and Mizzi both told Reuters last October they had no knowledge of any connection between 17 Black and Fenech, or of any plan to receive payments connected to Fenech or the energy project. Fenech denied making any plans to pay any politician or any

person or entity connected to them. Mizzi currently serves as mini

ster for tourism. The government did not make any immediate comment about Fenechs status. Australian Associated Press