The head of the Lebanese caretaker government, Najib Mikati, requested that the employees of the first category, who were decided to be released pending investigations into the Beirut seaport explosion, put themselves at the disposal of the Prime Minister and start their work with the General Directorate of the Prime Ministry, as of this morning.
And the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers issued two letters, based on the directives and request of the Prime Minister to both the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Public Works and Transport, asking them to inform the first-class employees who were decided to be released today and put themselves at the disposal of the Prime Minister, starting tomorrow morning.-
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers also requested that employees from other than the first category be notified and put themselves at the disposal of the relevant ministers.--
The Secretary-General of the Lebanese Council of Ministers, Judge Mahmoud Makiya, stated that the decision came in support of Cabinet Resolution No. 14 of August 10, 2020, according to which it was decided to place all employees of the first category, who were or will be decided to be arrested (imprisoned) at the disposal of the Prime Minister after they were relieved of their job duties. And assigning ministers to carry out a similar procedure with all employees under their administration below the first category.
The Public Prosecutor in Lebanon, Judge Ghassan Oweidat, had issued a decision to release all those imprisoned pending investigations into the Beirut seaport explosion case, without exception, while preventing them from traveling and placing them at the disposal of the Judicial Council as soon as it convenes and informing whomever is necessary. The list of those released included Badri Daher, Director General of Customs.