Three Lebanese judges have resigned over interference by
politicians in the work of the judiciary, including a probe into
last year’s Beirut blast.
A probe into last year’s port explosion has exposed the extent
of such interference, with top officials mounting a complex
web of court challenges to obstruct the work of lead
investigator Tarek Bitar.
On Wednesday three judges, handed in their resignation to
protest the undermining of decisions issued by judges and
courts.
The resignations came after officials filed dozens of lawsuits
against Bitar as well as other judges processing requests by
lawmakers demanding his removal.