A protest was held demanding the dismissal of Judge Tarek Pitaar, who was responsible for the proceedings of the case.
The judge questioned several politicians and government officials, including Hezbollah allies, who said more than 200 people had been killed in the port explosion due to negligence.
Thursday (14) A residential building in the Beirut suburb of Dayone is filled with bullet holes – Photo: Joseph Eid / AFP
On Tuesday (12), Bitter issued an arrest warrant against Ali Hassan al-Khalil, a member of Amar and an ally of Hezbollah and deputy finance minister.
Two former ministers complained to the magistrate – he was forced to suspend the trial for a second time. The indictment was denied on Thursday, and Bidar could resume his work.
Video: Watch the scenes a year before and after the Beirut eruption
The Lebanese government, led by Prime Minister Najib Mikadin, with the support of Hezbollah, was formed on September 10 after a political vacuum more than a year after Hassan Daib resigned over the bombing.
Civilians flee their homes during a wave of violence in the Beirut suburb of Dayone on Thursday (14) – Photo: Anwar Amro / AF
Local authorities, accused of criminal negligence, are refusing to authorize an international investigation and the families of the victims and NGOs are being accused of obstructing justice.
Rescuers and security agents work at the site of the August 4, 2020 bombing of the port of Beirut, Lebanon – Photo: Hussein Malla / AB Photo
A August 4, 2020 eruption More than 240 were killed and 6,000 were injured Open the 43 meter abyss And destroy various buildings. It was caused by nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, an explosive that was stored unsafely on the spot for six years.
Video: A year after the eruption, a drone wreaks havoc in a Lebanese port
This case caused a series of protests and later led to Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Daib has to resign A week later, on August 10, he claimed that the explosion was the result of local government corruption. Diab was formally charged with negligence Lebanon to justice.
Until September 10 this year, the country was without a new government for 13 months. Najib Mukherjee has been appointed the new Prime Minister.
During this period between the two governments, the country experienced an unprecedented economic crisis. The World Bank considers it one of the worst in the world since 1850.
With rising inflation and large-scale layoffs, the UN says 78% of Lebanon’s population lives below the poverty line.
Between 2011 and 2013, Mikhadi was the Prime Minister of Lebanon. He was appointed with the support of Hezbollah, but resigned after a cabinet dispute with the committee over preparations for parliamentary elections and the extension of a senior official’s term. At the time Reuters pointed out.
Gradually shows the details of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday (4) – Photo: Gilherme Louis Pinheiro / G1
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