SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 4 August 2021, Wednesday |

“Sawt Beirut International” news bulletin for Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • Nasrallah assaults Bitar, Ibrahim will not appear before the court
  • Diab, who is supposed to be responsible, is asking about outages of medicine, gasoline, and power
  • Humiliation prevails, smuggling remains, and the state is totally absent

In Lebanon Justice annoys many people, and at the forefront of these annoyed are the political forces, simply, because they don’t want a state, even though the state’s path inevitably passes through achieving justice. The war is waged against the judiciary whenever it insists on its independence. That’s why every judge is being exposed to a media campaign, whenever he works conscientiously, and refuse to listen to influential people.

An example of what we are saying is related to the Judicial Investigator in Beirut Port case Tarek Bitar. Once officials knew that he claimed them, a programmatic media campaign was launched aimed at mocking the summonses issued. The latest statement was from Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah who questioned in his speech Bitar’s decisions, placing the matter within the framework of political targeting. What political targeting is he talking about?

The political and security officials whom Bitar claimed belonged to most of the political affiliations, so how could there be targeting? Is it absolutely forbidden for anyone on the Lebanese territory to issue a decision or claim against an official who puts himself, his position and his apparatus at the service of Hezbollah?

Is it prohibited for the Judiciary to hold ministers and MPs who support Hezbolla accountable? Aren’t the victims, and the injured people, and destroyed houses more important than the obstacles and impediments placed in front of the justice?

The funny part is that Nasrallah, after all the skepticism that he performs in his speech, do not forget to confirm that he and his party seek justice and truth. We never forget his stance and what the party officials said after Martyr Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination, however, they didn’t cooperate neither with the international investigation committee nor with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

What is this contradiction that prevails among the party? Why they are always against revealing the truth and against achieving justice?