Degiorgio brothers file case against President et al after their request for pardon is denied

This morning, brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio, who are accused of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, filed two cases against the President, the Prime Minister, Cabinet, the Commissioner of Police, the Minister of Justice, the Attorney General and the State Attorney. In these cases they attacked yesterday’s Cabinet decision denying the request for a pardon request they had submitted on April 26.

At a hearing this morning, Dr Stefano Filletti, who is representing the President of Malta, said that the laws in Malta clearly state that no legal action can be taken in Civil courts against the President of Malta for things done in the course of his duties.

State Attorney Dr Chris Soler said that before the case could proceed, a number of requests had to be addressed. Dr William Cuschieri, who is appearing for the Degiorgio brothers, said that the tactics employed were designed to ensure his clients lose their case. He said that he was ready to review his position vis-à-vis the President of Malta.

The Court asked Dr Cuschieri to review his position and ordered the State’s lawyer to present evidence on the preliminary pleas at the next hearing.