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How Judge Bitar’s probe shook Lebanon leaders (Kareem Chehayeb, Al Jazeera)

When the Lebanese government announced more than a year ago that the probe into the devastating explosion in Beirut’s port would be conducted domestically, few expected that senior officials would be charged.

But even fewer expected that the lead investigator, Judge Tarek Bitar, could rattle the country’s entrenched leadership, which for decades has reigned with impunity and routinely quashed legal investigations that may hold it accountable.

Analysis: How Judge Bitar’s probe shook Lebanon leaders | News | Al Jazeera