Today marks 100 days since leading investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in Malta. We and many others will continue to call for justice for as long as it takes.
Last week, we joined fellow freedom of expression organisations in calling on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to appoint a Special Rapporteur to oversee the murder investigation. On 22 January, Daphne’s sons Andrew, Matthew and Paul, travelled to Strasbourg to meet with PACE delegates, securing 114 signatures for their motion in a single day.
We are very grateful to Tom Brake MP who has tabled an Early Day Motion here in the UK to mark today’s sad anniversary, and to Caroline Lucas MP, Stewart McDonald MP and Paul Flynn MP for co-sponsoring and ensuring that this is a cross-party motion. We have been working closely with Daphne’s sons over the last few months to support their calls for justice and know that a strong show of support from MPs here in the UK will mean a huge amount to them.
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Write to your MP
Please take a few moments to write to your MP asking them to add their support and let us know who you’ve written to via the comments box below. A sample letter follows but please do personalise this to increase the chances of it being read and responded to.
I’m writing both as one of your constituents and as a supporter of English PEN to ask whether you might consider adding your support to the Early Day Motion in support of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Today marks 100 days since leading investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in her native Malta. PEN has been working closely with her sons over the last few months to support their calls for justice and a strong show of support from MPs here in the UK will mean a huge amount to them.
I’d be very grateful indeed if you would be willing to add your support.