Delegation from port victims relatives meet Judge Abboud


A delegation from the families of the Beirut port blast victims met Thursday with Higher Judicial Council head Suheil Abboud, and described the meeting as "positive."

The families had rallied in front of the Justice Palace to protest the obstruction of the probe.

In January, State Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidat charged Beirut port blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar and released all suspects detained in connection with the deadly blast, including port chief and head of customs Badri Daher.

The organization of families of those killed called back then the move against Bitar a "political, security and judicial coup d'état".

The families said Thursday that they will never forget their cause and that they will keep demanding justice.

"He should have been here celebrating mothers' day with me," Rita Hitti, whose son, a fireman, was killed in the devastating August 4 port blast said.

Lebanon celebrates Mother's Day on March 21.

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