JUSTICE MINISTER REFERS EXTRACTS FROM JUDGE BITAR’S DECISION TO THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COUNCIL

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Caretaker Minister of Justice, Henry Khoury, has referred to the Supreme Judicial Council excerpts from a fresh decision issued by Investigative Judge, Tarek Bitar, in the Beirut port explosion case.

Khoury’s move follows the dissemination by media outlets of the said extracts.

In a statement, the Minister said their referral to the Supreme Judicial Council aims to check whether their circulation in media tampers with the principle of confidentiality of investigations.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon