These Are The 8 Officials And Judges Being Charged Over The Beirut Port Blast


On Monday, Judge Tarek Bitar unexpectedly continued his investigation into the Beirut Port blast after a 13-month hiatus.

He immediately ordered the release of 5 detainees but also charged 8 officials and judges, a first in Lebanon’s history.

All the names have been released:

  • Prosecutor-General Ghassan Oueidat
  • Judge Ghassan Khoury
  • Judge Carla Shawwah
  • Judge Jad Maalouf
  • Higher Customs Council chief Asaad Toufaili
  • Higher Customs Council member Gracia al-Qazi
  • General Security chief Major General Abbas Ibrahim
  • State Security chief Major General Tony Saliba

The full list of names and interrogation dates has been released.

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