Lebanon Port Blast Judge Suspends Ex-PM Summons
Muhammad Irfan 30 days ago Thu 28th October 2021 | 02:50 PM
Beirut, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Oct, 2021 ) :The judge investigating last year's deadly Beirut port blast suspended a summons targeting the former Lebanese premier Hassan Diab Wednesday, after Diab filed a lawsuit against him.
"Bitar was informed of the lawsuit against him, and suspended the questioning that was scheduled for today," a judicial source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Diab was prime minister at the time of the explosion, and is among the senior officials Bitar wants to hear as part of his investigation.
Diab's defence team launched a lawsuit arguing Bitar does not have the authority to interrogate him.
Several of Lebanon's main political groups, including the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah, want Bitar removed.
Rights groups and legal watchdogs have accused the entire political class of systematically obstructing justice.