Greek parliament president condemns murder of Maltese journalist

Greek parliament president Nikos Voutsis on Wednesday expressed his abhorrence over the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and strongly condemned all attacks against the press, globally.

In an announcement, he also said there was widespread demand to resolve the case and discover the perpetrators. Caruana Galizia died on October 16 from an explosive device in her car.

“On behalf of the Parliament of Greece and personally, I feel the need to express my abhorrence over the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and the unreserved condemnation of the appalling criminal act that was obviously meant to muzzle her press voice,” Voutsis said.

“Freedom of the press is a fundamental part of democracy, a fundamental condition of the social value of information and an unalienable right of citizens to know.”

“We condemn in the strongest way the barbaric murder attack against Caruana Galizia, as well as all attacks against journalists, wherever they are, while carrying out their duty. We also express a widespread demand that this recent criminal act be resolved, and that its perpetrators and instigators are revealed,” Voutsis said.