Judge Tarek Bitar is set to resume his investigations into the Beirut Port Explosion this week, the National News Agency (NNA) reported on Tuesday.
Judge Bitar, who is leading the probe into the August 4 blast, will resume his investigations into defendants with a series of consecutive sessions that start on Friday and continue throughout the remainder of the week.
The move comes after defendants submitted their formal defenses through their legal representatives, according to the NNA.
Similarly, General Security Chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim has retained his immunity after caretaker Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi refused to grant permission for his prosecution.
Regarding the remaining charged officials, MPs Ghazi Zaiter and Ali Hassan Khalil also remain safe from Judge Bitar’s grip due to their immunity, unlike former Minister Youssef Fenianos, who currently holds no office.