The Court of Cassation’s general assembly on Thursday finished a meeting on two lawsuits filed against the state in the port case without taking any decision, the National News Agency said.
The meeting, presided over by Court chief Judge Suheil Abboud, tackled two lawsuits filed by ex-ministers who are charged in the case.
Al-Jadeed television meanwhile said the meeting witnessed “some tension” and that the lawsuits had bene filed by ex-PM Hassan Diab and former interior minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.
The meeting had been described as crucial regarding the fate of lead investigative judge Tarek Bitar.
A political dispute over Bitar’s performance has paralyzed the government since October 14, with Hizbullah and the Amal Movement pushing for his removal.