EU Commission ‘horrified’ by killing of Panama Papers journalist

"We are horrified by the fact that the well-known and respected journalist Mrs Daphne Caruana Galizia lost her life yesterday in what was seemingly a targeted attack," European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a news briefing.

By: Reuters | Brussels | Published:October 17, 2017 7:07 pm
EU commission, European Commission, Maltese journalist, car bomb, journalist killed, Daphne Caruana Galizia, world news, indian express news The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, October 16, 2017. (Source: AP Photo)

The European Commission expressed its horror on Tuesday at the killing of a Maltese journalist in a car bombing and condemned it in strongest possible terms and called for those responsible to be brought to justice.

“We are horrified by the fact that the well-known and respected journalist Mrs Daphne Caruana Galizia lost her life yesterday in what was seemingly a targeted attack,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a news briefing.

He said European Commission and its president, President Juncker, condemned the attack in the strongest terms possible.

“The right of a journalist to investigate, ask uncomfortable questions and report effectively is at the heart of our values and needs to be guaranteed at all times. We trust now that justice will be brought even if this will not be enough to right this wrong,” Schinas said.

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