The judicial path has been “affected by the political path” in the Beirut port blast investigation and there are fears that truth might never be reached, judicial sources said.
Beirut port blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar is now suspended, pending the implementation of the decision of the General Commission of the Court of Cassation, the sources added.
The Court of Cassation last week said it is the only authority eligible to look into recusal requests against Bitar.
“We are now waiting for the pending recusal requests to be transferred from the Court of Appeals to the Court of Cassation,” the judicial sources added.
“Higher Judicial Council head Suheil Abboud will have to choose which chamber of the Court of Cassation’s chambers will look into these requests,” the sources said.