Al-Hashem represents the defendants Hassan Koraytem, who is the head of the interim committee for the management and investment of the Beirut port, and Mohammad Ziad Al-Awf, the head of the security and safety department in the port.
Security forces are working to uncover the cause and source of the blast in Al-Hashem’s office, which still remains a mystery. They will try to determine whether it was an accident or if Al-Hashem was indeed targeted.
Al-Hashem is known to handle controversial cases such as the one of Carlos Ghosn, and the case of former minister Michel Samaha who was jailed for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Lebanon. The U.S. designated Samaha as a global terrorist for helping Syria cause unrest in Lebanon.