The “Lebanese Forces” party considered that “the Lebanese people are not satisfied with all the tragedies they face on a daily basis, and all the political horizon blocked in front of them by the presidential and governmental voids. The collapse of the judiciary and justice comes to culminate in the complete collapse of state institutions, and to deepen the wounds of the Lebanese and definitively perpetuate the downfall of their protective and just state.”
And the “forces” stated that, “since the port explosion took place on August 4, 2020, they have warned against the politicization of the investigation and the interference of politics in its course, and against persistent attempts that were never hidden from anyone aiming to obscure the truth, obstruct the investigation, and remove a judicial investigator for flimsy reasons, then intimidate the His predecessor, threatening him, and handcuffing him with an unusual number of response requests were submitted despite the rejection of similar previous requests, as if what was required was to keep the investigation file suspended and deny the victims the right to achieve justice for their lives.
She pointed out that, “Believing in the independence of the judiciary, which is what she works for inside and outside the parliament, she cannot comment on the recent decision of the judicial investigator, Judge Tariq al-Bitar, nor the legal or factual reasons she dictated, but she remains steadfast in her position in support of the results of this investigation and on The need for it to continue until the end until the indictment is issued by the judicial investigator and referred to the Judicial Council so that justice prevails through the issuance of the final ruling in the name of the Lebanese people by the highest judicial authority. And for those affected by the explosion.-
At the same time, the “forces” recorded “its denunciation of this unjustified attack on the judicial investigator, who is marketed by the same authorities every time he takes a decision or measure, as if some of them want to be above the law and accountability, armed with a position, influence or sect,” and appealed to the Judicial Council Al-Ali “Assumes his historic responsibility in the meeting scheduled for tomorrow to save the judiciary and not allow its contract to fall apart, its prestige to fall, its positions dispersed, its powers conflicted, its image in the mind of public opinion irrevocably broken, and its ability to direct the judicial police with contradictory decisions scattered.”--
She concluded by stressing that “what is required is the restoration of the state through judicial reform, not the overthrow of the state completely through the overthrow of the judiciary, and let Judge Tariq Al-Bitar complete his investigations and submit to the authority of the law and not tamper with Lebanon’s security or its institutions.”
The position of the “forces” came against the backdrop of the judicial clash that took place between the judicial investigator, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar, and the Public Prosecutor, Judge Ghassan Oweidat, and the latter’s claim against the former and his travel ban, against the background of Al-Bitar’s decision to resume his work.