Outraged families protest suspension of Lebanon blast probe

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Hundreds of outraged Lebanese, mostly relatives of people killed in last year’s deadly Beirut port explosion, protested on Wednesday against the suspension of the investigation. Tarek Bitar, the judge leading the probe into Lebanon’s deadliest peacetime disaster, had to suspend his work on Monday after what the victims’ families and human rights groups said was another blatant case of political obstruction. The protesters gathered at the palace of justice in Beirut under close surveillance from a heavy police deployment and unfurled a large banner that read: “You won’t kill us twice.” Carrying…

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