The Times of Malta has fired journalist Ivan Camilleri, in connection with alleged communication he had with Yorgen Fenech, on the eve of his attempted escape from Portomaso Marina. Fenech is the principal suspect in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The news was published earlier today on the MaltaToday news portal. The same report states that the news was confirmed by several sources.
The involvement of journalists in the case, was mentioned on Thursday morning by Inspector Keith Arnaud during the compilation of evidence against Fenech. Arnaud was being cross-examined by lawyer Jason Azzopardi, the Nationalist member of Parliament who is also the Caruana Galizia’s family lawyer, who asked about information sent by a journalist to Fenech which was later found on his phone.
MaltaToday is informed that the police found a message on WhatsApp sent by Yorgen to his uncle Ray Fenech, which referred to a certain ‘Ivan’. ‘Ivan’ had allegedly warned him that the police were watching him. Contacted by MaltaToday, Ivan Camilleri refused to comment and said, “I am not going to comment. I’m going to fight this unfair dismissal.”