On August 4th, the second commemoration of the Beirut port explosion, the International Support Group For Lebanon (ISG) released a statement marking the national mourning day with a declaration of support.
They expressed their solidarity with Lebanon and the Lebanese people “particularly, with the families of the victims and all those whose lives were affected by that event that shook Lebanon and the world.”
The ISG called on Lebanese authorities to complete a proper investigation into the port explosion.
They expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of judicial progress on the case.
In their statement, they called on “the Lebanese authorities to do everything possible to unblock any hurdles to the completion of an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the port explosion.”
As many Lebanese and friends of Lebanon hope for justice, a thorough and transparent investigation is what is required to move forward.
“Following through on the judicial process is a necessary element to restoring the credibility of Lebanon’s state institutions, the implementation of the rule of law and proper accountability, and ending impunity,” the ISG stressed.
The ISG expressed their sorrow for the tragedy of August 4th and the lack of action taken both before and after the event.
“The families of the victims and the Lebanese people deserve truth and justice without further delay,” they urged.
With that, the International Support Group For Lebanon (ISG) joined their voices to the demands of the Lebanese people for justice, reiterated recently by French President Emmanuel Macron in his strong statement and the Maronite Patriarch Al-Rahi.