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Beirut blast judge now facing corruption charges

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Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera

Lebanon’s top prosecutor on Wednesday filed charges against the judge investigating the Beirut port blast, a judicial source said, and ordered the release of all those detained in connection with the port explosion. Ghassan Oweidat’s decision signals escalating opposition by Lebanon's ruling class to efforts by Judge Tarek Bitar to resume investigations into the 2020 blast after a 13-month break.