Hassan Nasrallah slams Beirut blast investigator

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Al-Araby

The head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement Monday accused the judge leading investigations into last year’s port blast of politicising the probe and called for an “honest” judge to take over. Tarek Bitar, appointed to lead investigations in February after his predecessor was removed for summoning senior leaders, has come under increasing scrutiny for also going after top officials suspected of criminal negligence. He was recently forced to suspend his work for a week because of lawsuits filed by former ministers demanding his removal, before a court this month turned down their request allowing …

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