SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 3 August 2021, Tuesday |

Judge Khoury refers Judge Bitar’s requests against port blast defendants to competent authorities

State Prosecutor, Judge Ghassan Al-Khoury, who is currently leading the investigation into Beirut Port blast, on Monday referred to the competent judicial authorities Judge Tarek Al-Bitar’s request of the House of Parliament to lift qualified immunity from MPs Ali Hassan Khalil, Ghazi Zuaiter, and Nouhad Al-Machnouk.

He also referred the permissions of Tripoli Bar Association to prosecute lawyer Youssef Fenianos, and those of Beirut Bar Association against Khalil and Zuaiter, as well as that of the Caretaker Prime Minister against State Security General Director, Major General Tony Saliba, and finally that of the Caretaker Minister of Interior against General Director of Lebanon’s General Security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, to the competent judicial authorities.