Lebanon top prosecutor, judges charged over Beirut blast: official

BEIRUT, 25 January 2023, (TON): The Lebanese judge probing the devastating Beirut port blast has charged Prosecutor General Ghassan Oueidat and three judges, a first in the country’s history, a judicial official told media.

Judge Tarek Bitar decided to resume his probe into the deadly August 2020 mega-explosion despite strong political pressure that had led to a suspension of his work for more than a year.

He charged eight more figures, including Lebanon’s top prosecutor Oueidat and the three judges, with “homicide, arson and sabotage”, said the judicial official who spoke to media on condition of anonymity.

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