Lebanon: Beirut blast probe suspended as judge issues arrest warrant

Source: Metro

“A probe into the catastrophic Beirut port explosion was frozen on Tuesday for the second time in less than three weeks after two politicians wanted for questioning filed a new complaint against the lead investigator Judge Tarek Bitar. The investigation has been facing obstacles since Bitar sought to question some of the most powerful people in Lebanon on suspicion that they knew about the chemicals but did nothing to avert the disaster. … The leader of the powerful, heavily armed Shi’ite political movement Hezbollah announced on Monday it wanted Bitar removed from the case. … Shortly before being informed of the latest complaint, Bitar had issued an arrest warrant for one of the politicians who filed it, former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil, a senior politician close to Hezbollah.” (10/12/21)

https://www.metro.us/beirut-blast-probe-suspended/