first_img SharePrint A new constitutional case has been filed by two brothers accused of carrying out the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, saying that a report assuming their guilt impacts their right to a fair trial.In the latest constitutional case filed by the brothers, George and Alfred Degiorgio argue that the Council of Europe report calling for an inquiry into Caruana Galizia’s murder, fundamentally breached their human rights.The Degiorgios state that the report by Rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt, which was recently approved by the Council of Europe, has assumed their guilt and that they acted on orders from another person or body.Read more:Daphne murder: CoE report presumed guilt as fact -Degiorgio brothersDegiorgio brothers in fresh bail request; claim human rights breachBoth men along with a third named Vincent Muscat were taken into custody in December 2017 and later charged with placing a bomb in the car that Caruana Galizia was using. They claimed that the proceedings against them have been carried out too quickly.According to the rapporteur for the Daphne report into the background context of her murder, the report had opened on three assumptions focused on the planning and premeditation of the murder, the motive being connected to Caruana Galizia’s work and those suspected were taking orders from someone else.The Omtzigt report stressed that if those suspected were, ‘not soon indicted…will have to be released without ever having given evidence in court. No one has been arrested for ordering the assassination.’Along with concern over finding and trying those responsible, the report also layered blame on the government for not acting quickly enough.They also requested that the government set up an independent and public inquiry within three months. Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela announced yesterday that this would be taking place.Read more:Updated: Watch: ‘We will abide with CoE. Public inquiry into Caruana Galizia murder to be launched within 3 months’ – Minister Abela‘Government should launch public inquiry into Caruana Galizia murder now’ – RepubblikaPACE Rapporteur welcomes Maltese govt’s launch of Daphne public inquiryOmtzigt duly welcomed the response from the government, stating that inquiry must not impinge on the criminal investigation.The Degiorgios have called on the court to uphold their request on the grounds that they faced rights breaches as well as demanding the protection of their rights and compensation.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img

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