In response, MPs attempted to get a petition signed which, in essence, would get the investigation out of the hands of Judge Bitar. The petition was controversially referred to as the “petition of shame”.
After heavy backlash from the community and families of Beirut blast victims, many MPs began removing their names from the petition stating that they did not want to interfere with justice.
Now, Ferzli is expressing willingness to sign the proposal made by ex-PM Saad Hariri to suspend all constitutional and legal articles that grant immunities of all officials, including the President, PM, ministers, MPs, etc in relation to the blast case.
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