Judge Bitar has general approval among many Lebanese, activists, as well as the families of the Beirut Port victims. The political class and Hezbollah, however, have been doubling their efforts to stop him.
Judge Bitar was set to interrogate this week the following officials:
Camille Daher – Former Military Intelligence head
Jean Kahwagi – Former Army Commander
Ali Hasan Khalil – MP and former Finance Minister (Amal Party)
Ghazi Zeaiter – MP and former Public Works Minister (Amal Party)
Nouhad Machnouk – MP and former Interior Minister (Future Party)
Ghassan Gharzeddine – former military intelligence officer
Jawdat Ouiedat – former military intelligence officer
Families of the victims of the Beirut Port explosion reiterated their demand for an international investigation by the UN Human Rights Council.