Repubblika, #occupyjustice, and manueldelia.com are calling for a protest in Castille Place tonight from 19:00.
The report of the independent inquiry into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia confirms that:
- The State must shoulder responsibility for the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
- There has been an extensive culture of impunity for high officials of the public administration, persons of trust, and a limited circle of politicians, business people, and criminals.
- Persons within State entities acted directly in a way that prejudices Daphne Caruana Galizia’s right to exercise her profession freely and safely.
- The failure of institutions like the Police to investigate serious allegations of illegalities is censorable.
- The plan to isolate Daphne Caruana Galizia was organised centrally by the office of the Prime Minister.
- The State was ultimately responsible for an environment that enabled the murder.
- Members of the Cabinet have a collective responsibility for failing to act appropriately after the Panama Papers and the 17 Black revelations.
- Joseph Muscat’s decisions strengthened the culture of impunity for persons involved in the intrigues between public administrators and big business that Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote about.
This is why now the government, ministers, officials, and persons of trust on whom these conclusions were reached must immediately carry the responsibilities assigned by the inquiry.
- The State must formally apologise and offer compensation to the relatives of Daphne Caruana Galizia for the loss the State has caused them to suffer.
- Cabinet Members must resign immediately and must be replaced by a government that excludes all those burdened by the responsibilities determined by the inquiry.
- The Labour Party must ensure it does not present any Minister or public official or person of trust identified for their responsibility by this inquiry report as a candidate in any future election.
- The Labour Party must immediately throw Joseph Muscat out of the Labour Party.
- Institutions must act immediately to ensure the prosecution that the inquiry has found should have occurred long ago.
- There should be an inter-institutional Committee that includes civil society to discuss in detail and oversee the implementation of the reforms proposed by the inquiry report.
- That to the extent that this is possible, reforms are implemented before the next general election, and that the general election happens when all the progress that can be achieved within the present legislature is implemented.
We will meet tonight in Valletta to openly make our demands known.