A vigil held in Valletta in front of the Court saw many turn out in support of Sion Grech’s grieving family and demanding more answers about the now closed case.
The vigil saw NGOs such as Moviment Graffiti, MGRM, Young Progressive Beings, Women’s Rights Foundation and Għajjejt u Xbajt come together to remember the life of the 20 year old.
Sion was stabbed 17 times and had her body dumped in a field in Marsa back in 2005.
‘After the Grech family waited 18 years for the court case to open, the case closed this January, with a number of errors from the side of the police force; over 50 witnesses contradicted each other, and evidence got lost, amongst other errors. Meanwhile, Sion’s parents died with the hopes of justice being served for their daughter.’
With ‘the murderers still out in the open’ and questions remaining unanswered, the vigil attendees asked whether Sion being a transgender sex worker had anything to do with the inaction and the delay.
‘Most importantly, we are remembering a woman who was loved by her family and her friends, who did not live to see the day where she could live her authentic self as she deserved.’