| 3 March 2024, Sunday |

Beirut port’s case … Appointment of an investigator and an agent in the presence of the original!

A new breach of the separation of powers, revealed in a letter sent by Minister of Justice Henri Khoury to the Supreme Judicial Council.

A letter requesting the appointment of a forensic investigator to decide on the necessary and urgent matters in the Beirut port explosion case. The book attributed the reason to the inability of the original investigator, Tariq Al-Bitar, to carry out his duties.
While the book noted the deterioration of the health of one of the detainees, he was transferred to the hospital.
Sawt Beirut International learned that the main reason is to move the file of the arrested officers who have been under arrest for two years without any trial.
The Deputy Judicial Investigator has the task of studying the files of detainees who have not been convicted in order to decide whether to release them.
If the majority of judges are in i’tikaaf, will the appointed investigator violate this i’tikaaf?
What about the other detainees who have been left without trial for years?

The voices of the families of the victims of the port went beyond the walls of Adliya, but its resonance, even if it reached its empty corridors, would not break the ears of the judges suspended from work except by escalation.
I’tikaf is caused by an authority’s retreat for centuries from subjecting politicians to the judiciary.

Resolving the issue of non-convicted detainees and returning to the freezing of Judge Bitar’s mission was set by legal experts within the framework of the first step to bury the port’s case and assassinate a file the size of the country and the world.
The appointment of an alternate judicial investigator is not based on any law, experts say, and if the judiciary has adopted it in order to do justice to those arrested without any trial, it is more appropriate to seek justice that is fair to the victims, their families, and the detainees as well.

  • Sawt Beirut International