Three charged with Maltese blogger Caruana Galizia murder


Three charged with Maltese blogger Caruana Galizia murder

Three men have been charged with the murder of Maltese investigative journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The men have pleaded not guilty, local media report. They were also accused of possession of bomb-making material and weapons.

Caruana Galizia died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on 16 October.

The 53-year-old was known for her blog accusing top politicians of corruption.

On Monday, police arrested 10 Maltese nationals in connection with the murder. Police operations took place in the town of Marsa, and the Bugibba and Zebbug areas.

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The Times of Malta reports that the three men who have been charged were among those arrested.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters that some of the 10 detainees were already known to the police while others had criminal records.

The government offered a €1m (£890,000; $1.2m) reward for information about Caruana Galizia's murder.

International experts, including from the FBI, were called in to help in the investigation.

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