Shock as Lebanon’s top prosecutor releases port blast detainees

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Lebanon’s top public prosecutor, Ghassan Oweidat, on Wednesday ordered the release of all suspects linked to the huge 2020 Beirut port blast, in a move that has shocked the victims’ families and the lead investigator in the case, judicial sources said. Lebanese television stations showed a picture of customs chief Badry Daher standing and smiling at his home following his release along with other port officials who were detained in connection with the 2020 blast. Some 17 people were detained in the aftermath of the August 2020 blast, which killed at least 200 people, injured more than 6,000 ot…

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