Lebanon prosecutor-general charged over Beirut blast

AFP , Tuesday 24 Jan 2023

The Lebanese judge probing the Beirut port blast has charged Prosecutor-General Ghassan Oueidat and three judges, a first in the country's history, a judicial official told AFP on Tuesday.

Relatives of the victims of the Aug. 4, 2020 Beirut port blast
Relatives of the victims of the Aug. 4, 2020 Beirut port blast and activists protest near the parliament building where lawmakers gather to elect a president in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. AP

 

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

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