The judge directs charges against the public prosecutor and 3 judges – Al-Fajr TV

The judge directs charges against the public prosecutor and 3 judges – Al-Fajr TV
The judge directs charges against the public prosecutor and 3 judges – Al-Fajr TV
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Al-Fajr TV | The investigating judge in the Beirut port explosion, Tariq Al-Bitar, has charged the Lebanese Prosecutor General and 3 other judges and security officials in connection with the case, according to what Lebanese media reported today, Tuesday.

The investigating judge of the port explosion scheduled interrogation sessions for the defendants in the case next month, according to Reuters.

And the Lebanese Information Agency reported that Al-Bitar decided to prosecute eight new people, and agreed to release five detained Beirut port officials with a travel ban, and refused to release 12 others.

Al-Bitar said, “The person of the judicial investigator is linked to the case he is looking into. If the judicial investigator is dismissed, the case ends.”

He added, “The judicial investigator can bring charges against all persons without asking permission from any department or ministry.”

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Reuters reported, quoting two judicial sources, today, Tuesday, that the investigating judge in the Beirut port explosion, Tariq Al-Bitar, has brought charges against the Public Prosecutor and 3 judges, and charges against the Director-General of Public Security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, and the Director-General of State Security, Major General Tony Saliba, and the former Lebanese army commander, Jean. Qahwaji, regarding the explosion that killed more than 220 people.

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The sources did not specifically mention the charges against the three, while Abbas Ibrahim declined to comment to Reuters on reports that charges were brought against him. Saliba and Qahwaji could not be reached for comment, and all denied any wrongdoing.

Yesterday, Monday, Al-Bitar resumed his investigations into the case, which had been suspended for 13 months, and the Court of Appeal in Lebanon had asked the investigating judge in the Beirut port explosion file to stop pursuing his investigations temporarily, due to claims against him by those wanted for investigation.

It is noteworthy that on August 4, 2020, a huge explosion occurred in the port of Beirut, which was ranked among the 10 most powerful explosions in the world, killing 220 people. At least 6,000 Lebanese citizens were injured and maimed, in addition to some foreigners.

The explosion caused the collapse and cracking of at least 70,000 housing units in the vicinity of the Beirut port, in addition to the irreparable material losses in the port’s sanctuary and its financial revenues that supply the country’s treasury with hundreds of Lebanese billions, and the extent of the damage to it and the wheat silos that are no longer usable. It can fall apart at any moment.

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