Slain reporter's family appears at libel trial in Malta (Report)

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An anti-corruption reporter’s family has appeared in a court in Malta for a libel case against her, a week after she was killed by a car bomb.

The husband and three sons of Daphne Caruana Galizia attended Monday’s hearing in a libel case brought by Malta’s economy minister after she alleged that he had been to a brothel in Germany while on government business earlier this year. Minister Chris Cardona, who wasn’t in court, has denied the allegation and filed the libel suit.

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The case was postponed.

Since libel cases in Malta don’t end after a person’s death but are passed on to heirs, her family risks a fine as high as 11,000 euros ($13,000) if the ruling goes against her.

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