Eight people have been arrested over the murder of one of the journalists behind the Panama Papers investigation. Renowned blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed by a car bomb as she left her home in northern Malta in October. Detectives believe the killer detonated the bomb remotely with a mobile phone. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced the arrests today, saying all of the suspects are Maltese nationals and most have a criminal record. The killing shocked the small Mediterranean island, with Mr Muscat previously promising a cash reward to anyone who came forward with information about the murder as the journalist’s family called on him to resign. Ms Galizia’s son Matthew Caruana Galizia, a journalist himself, was at home when his mother Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed. She had filed a complaint to police a fortnight before her death after receiving personal threats to her safety, local media said. Caruana Galizia ran a hugely popular blog relentlessly highlighting cases of alleged corruption, often involving politicians from the Mediterranean island nation. Mr Galizia had earlier lashed out at the authorities for failing to protect his mother. In a Facebook post he wrote: “My mother was assassinated because she stood… Read full this story
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