Karin Grech's memory recalled
The memory of the late Karin Grech was recalled this evening during a ceremony at San Gwann held to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of her death.
Karin Grech was killed by a letter bomb intended for her father Edwin.
Prof. Grech thanked those who attended the ceremony, which included Mass at San Gwann parish church and a wreath laying ceremony at Karin Grech Garden, and said that although his daughter had been dead for 33 years, the wound was still fresh.
Labour leader Joseph Muscat said that Karin’s memory was not being forgotten but strengthened and the people present for the event, were testimony to this.
Karin, he said, was an innocent victim caught in a medical political issue and all Maltese and Gozitans of goodwill, regardless of their political belief, united to renounce crimes such as this and that of Raymond Caruana.
Mr Caruana was shot dead on December 5, 1986, as he was celebrating at a reception marking the opening of a PN club.
Dr Muscat said that such crimes reddened the faces of those who committed them. They were the price of intolerance and Karin’s memory should unite the people.
He pointed out that, unfortunately, there were people who continued to deny the facts that were known to all.
The government is appealing a Court’s conclusion that there was political discrimination in its decision to award the family of the late Karin Grech €200,000 as compensation.
Dr Muscat hoped that this wound would not continue to grow because of the people who, insensitively, tried to facts.
In his homily, parish priest Fr Effie Mallia spoke about Karin as being a martyr and a victim of human selfishness.