Head of the Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil called on Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to hold a session to lift immunities on August 4.
Bassil said in a press conference held Monday In Sin el-Fil that the Beirut port blast is a “security-related act” and is not limited to workplace negligence. It outlines “the negligence, the corruption and the chaos in the country.”
He affirmed that deputies “should give full authority to the judiciary that has to prove correctness and impartiality.”
He added that the judicial investigator must prove his “fairness and transparency” and he called on him to issue the necessary report to the insurance companies and to guarantee “that no one will be arrested without testifying.”
Bassil considered that President Michel Aoun has “set an example” when he expressed his willingness to testify before the judicial investigator.
He also said that he believes that the Lebanese, from all groups and sects, are “mature” and that “the strife theory” is being used to “pass political deals,” in reference to Sunday’s deadly clashes in Khalde.