Will Lebanon ever see justice for the Beirut port blast?
There’s been no accountability in the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut for more than two years. But a new hope suddenly emerged late last month for families of the victims, when Judge Tarek Bitar reopened his dormant investigation into the blast, and into the leaders accused of letting it happen. Two days later, Lebanon’s Prosecutor General Ghassan Oweidat – one of those accused – issued his own charges against Bitar. Is this now the nail in the coffin for the blast investigation, or can the victims’ families still get justice?
In this episode:
- Kareem Chehayeb (@chehayebk), reporter, Associated Press
- Mariana Fodoulian, sister of Beirut port blast victim
This episode was produced by Ashish Malhotra with Amy Walters, Chloe K. Li and our host, Malika Bilal. Chloe K. Li, Alexandra Locke and Negin Owliaei fact-checked this episode.
Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Andy Greiner and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers. Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer, and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera's head of audio.
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