Four persons have been charged for the alleged incitement of a person to commit suicide in Valletta last year. This was revealed by Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri in parliament on Monday, replying to a question put forward by Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi.
Footage emerged in November 2021 which showed an individual sitting on the edge of the Hastings Garden bastion in Malta’s capital city. Various onlookers could be seen and heard taunting the person and ridiculing the situation.
Comments which could be heard included ones such as; ‘Hurry up and do it so we can get back to work’ and ‘just get over with it.’ The footage quickly garnered social media attention, with many expressing their concern and dismay at the taunts.
The Richmond Foundation also called on witnesses to pass on confidential information related to the incident, with police identifying the culprits days after the incident. The man himself was also stopped from the suicide attempt through police intervention.
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