© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in the Beirut port area
BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Lebanese court decided on Thursday to remove investigating judge Fadi Sawan from the investigation of the Beirut port explosion, Youssef Lahoud, the lawyer representing some 1,400 blast victims, told Reuters. Judge Fadi Sawan had charged three former ministers and Acting Prime Minister Hassan Diab of negligence over the massive explosion, the largest non-nuclear explosion in history, which occurred on August 4 and further exacerbated tensions in a struggling country. with its worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. Several politicians had criticized Sawan after the charges, saying that he was selective and had exceeded his powers.
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