‘It looks like the Malta Labour Party is behaving like Vladimir Putin,’ remarked journalist John Sweeney on Twitter.

Sweeney said this in light of a billboard put up by the Labour Party in the streets of Malta. It features the face of blogger Manuel Delia. The Labour Party had subjected journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia to similar treatment in previous years. She was assassinated in 2017 amid a climate of hate fostered by the ruling Labour Party.

It looks like the anti-corruption and pro-Ukraine blogger Manuel Delia is Robert Abela’s new target.

The billboard received international condemnation.