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Malta’s government must bear responsibility for journalist’s assassination, inquiry finds

Malta’s government must bear responsibility for journalist’s assassination, inquiry finds

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Caruana Galizia, a leading Maltese anti-corruption journalist, was killed in October 2018 when a bomb in her rented car was detonated by a remote-controlled device on a country lane near her home.Her family had long argued she was assassinated because of her work uncovering alleged corruption in Malta's government, and her death sparked a political crisis in the southern European country. Vincent Muscat, one of the three suspects accused of her murder, pleaded guilty in February.Prime Minister Robert Abela published the findings of the inquiry, which began in December 2019, on Thursday.At a news conference, he said the board "unequivocally confirms that the state was not directly involved in the assassination. However, it also states the state must shoulder the responsibility for seri...