Former PN leader Simon Busuttil has announced he will file a case at the European Court of Human Rights after the Maltese courts turned down his request to recuse a judge from a case on the Panama Papers.
“The principle at stake is too important to give up, I will therefore take this struggle for justice to the European Court of Human Rights,” he tweeted.
Soon after last year’s election, Busuttil requested a wide-ranging magisterial inquiry into money laundering allegations stemming from the Panama Papers. The request included seven suspects – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, his chief of staff Keith Schembri, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, Nexia BT partners Brian Tonna and Karl Cini, Kasco managing director Malcolm Scerri and former Allied Newspapers managing director Adrian Hillman.
Magistrate Ian Farrugia accepted his request, but the seven suspects immediately appealed it and this appeal was assigned to Judge Antonio Mizzi. However, Busuttil demanded the judge’s