November 20, 2019 / 7:49 AM / 24 days ago

Malta police arrest businessman Fenech in journalist murder case -sources

VALLETTA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Malta police arrested one of the country’s most prominent businessmen on Wednesday in connection with an investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, two sources said.

Yorgen Fenech was detained after police intercepted his yacht off the Mediterranean island, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

His arrest came the day after the government said it would offer a pardon to a suspected middleman in the 2017 murder of Caruana Galizia if he named the mastermind behind the killing. (Reporting by Stephen Grey and Chris Scicluna, Editing by Crispian Balmer)

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