Maltese police have arrested 10 suspects in connection to the October assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was renowned for her unflinching scrutiny of the corrupt and powerful on the Mediterranean island nation.
All of the suspects are from Malta and most have criminal records, NPR’s Frank Langfitt reports, citing Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Frank reports that the FBI is assisting with the investigation into Caruana Galizia’s murder, which drew international attention:
“In October, Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb so big it hurled the vehicle nearly 90 yards into a field.
“Through her blog, ‘Running Commentary,’ she made a name for herself exposing corruption in a nation famous for it — and collecting enemies along the way.
“Caruana Galizia’s critics called her a force of nature who had on at least one occasion almost single-handedly brought the government to collapse.
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