Three men have been charged with the October car bomb murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, local media report.
The 53-year-old journalist and blogger was killed when a bomb tore through her car on October 16, in a case that shook the EU's smallest state.
Amid tight security in Valletta, charges were read out in court against brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, as well as Vince Muscat. All three pleaded not guilty. All three have criminal histories.
The three, who were among a group of 10 men arrested on Monday morning, were remanded in custody. The magistrate upheld a request to freeze the assets of the accused.
The charges against the three included possession of bomb-making material and weapons.
Peter Caruana Galizia, the victim's husband, sat in the courtroom as the three were brought in, and looked intensely at the men. He also tried to take a picture, but was stopped by the police.