Lebanon’s top prosecutor, judges charged over Beirut blast


Lebanese judge Tarek Bitar, who is probing the devastating Beirut port blast, charges Prosecutor-General Ghassan Oueidat and three judges, a first in the country’s history. – EPA pic, January 24, 2023.

THE Lebanese judge probing the devastating Beirut port blast has charged Prosecutor-General Ghassan Oueidat and three judges, a first in the country’s history, a judicial official told AFP today.

Judge Tarek Bitar decided yesterday to resume his probe into the deadly August 2020 mega-explosion despite strong political pressure that had led to a suspension of his work for more than a year. 


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