Saviour Balzan not guilty of defaming Joe Brincat

The Court has delivered a verdict of not guilty of MaltaToday Executive Director Saviour Balzan having defamed former Deputy Labour Party Leader, Joe Brincat, in an article that mentioned that 33 years ago he had been arrested in Italy.

Magistrate Rachel Montebello heard Balzan testify that in 1987 in the southern part of Italy, Dr Brincat had been arrested after being caught in possession of contraband jewels.

The defamation case was presented by Brincat on an article written by Saviour Balzan in MaltaToday. Balzan maintained the libel case had been presented on mistaken suppositions.