As a result, the aforementioned questionings are all obstructing the investigations, and preventing Judge Bitar from doing his work.
Since September 22nd to date, there have been 14 legal challenges against him, according to Journalist Nader Fawz.
The court has rejected these lawsuits and appeals, but the judge’s investigations continued to be interrupted due to the aforementioned challenges.
The previous judge assigned to investigate the Beirut Port Explosion, Fadi Sawan, was removed from the case for similar reasons, only six months after he was assigned.
These lawsuits, appeals, and warrants are hindering the investigations. A year and 2 months after the explosion killed over 234 people, injured thousands, displaced 300,000 people, and destroyed about half the Lebanese capital, no one has been held accountable yet.