By vigorously investigating the #Beirut Blast, Judge Bitar threatens "Lebanon’s post-civil war order built on amnesty and amnesia. He is seeking accountability in a country plagued by political interference that undermines the judicial system."
#Lebanon PM Mikati says Higher Judicial Council (which will meet Judge Bitar Thursday) does not have the right” to ask Bitar to step down, noting that the issue needs time to be resolved - Hizbullah and Amal pushing for Bitar to be removed calling him politicised
VIDEO: The Lebanese army are deployed in #Beirut as gunfire exchanges turn the capital into a war zone a few blocks from the Justice Palace, where hundreds of protesters had gathered to demand the removal of judge Tarek Bitar, the lead investigator in the port blast
As it happens, the US wiped 3 Afghan villages off the face of the earth in 2010. They were called Tarek Kolache, Khosrow Sofia and Lower Babur. These are the details of a 20-year war that don’t get remembered, let alone discussed. This barbarism was not hypothetical. It was fact.