Fabian Demicoli

Director General Vince Farrugia Files Libel Suit against Maltatoday Editor Saviour Balzan

 The comment published in the Sunday English newspaper Maltatoday on the 11th instant in Saviour Balzan's column went beyond any limit acceptable under Maltese law and constituted defamation against the person of Vince Farrugia.

 

In the Court case instituted by the Executive Police on behalf of the Attorney General against Sandro Chetchuti in connection with the attempted murder of the GRTU's Director General on the 11th March 2009 amongst other charges, the Court of Magistrates is in the process of compiling evidence and has already heard the testimony of the eye witnesses amongst others.

The prosecution is still in the process of presenting its evidence, consequently illusions of conspiracy theories or futile comparisons to other case law, published by certain parts of the media such as the aforesaid article published by Maltatoday, are not only defamatory to the injured party in the criminal case pending  before the Court of Magistrates, but may be prejudicial to the administration and delivery of justice.

The libel suit presented in Court this week will beheard later on next year.

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