Beirut blast probe faces derailment for second time

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Beirut blast probe faces derailment for second time
A senior politician wanted for questioning relating to the Beirut blast filed a complaint doubting the lead investigator's impartiality.
By REUTERS
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

A probe into the catastrophic Beirut port explosion faced being derailed for the second time this year on Monday when a senior politician wanted for questioning filed a complaint doubting the lead investigator's impartiality. The move followed a smear campaign by Lebanon’s political class against judge Tarek Bitar, who was appointed after his predecessor was forced out following similar accusations by officials he wanted to question about suspected negligence.

More than a year since the blast, attempts to bring any senior official to account for the more than 200 lives lost and thousands injured have made no progress, with powerful parties including the Shi'ite group Hezbollah and others in the ruling elite alleging bias in the investigation.

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