Berri on Port Case: Finger-Pointing Must Target Those Trying to Exploit the Blood
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Thursday lashed out at parties he said are trying to “exploit the blood” in the port blast case.
“Finger-pointing must not target those who cooperated and will cooperate to the highest level with the judiciary, but rather those who are trying to exploit the blood for objectives that have become exposed,” Berri told a delegation from al-Mustaqbal bloc, which visited several parliamentary blocs on Thursday to discuss ex-PM Saad Hariri’s proposal regarding immunities.
“Parliament, including the Development and Liberation bloc, is fully ready to lift immunity off everyone without any exception, including off the judiciary which had put its hand on the case of the nitrates from the moment of the docking of the cursed ship to the moment of the blast,” the Speaker said.
“We support the suspension of all immunities as per the proposal submitted by al-Mustaqbal bloc,” Berri went on to say.
Hariri had on Wednesday said that the bloc would submit a proposal for “suspending all constitutional articles that grant immunity to all presidents, ministers, MPs, officials, judges and even lawyers.”