Dozens of port case lawsuits to be filed in Europe


Dozens of lawsuits are being prepared to be filed in several European countries on behalf of the victims of the Beirut port explosion, a media report said.

The Nidaa al-Watan newspaper quoted a source from Accountability Now – which identifies itself as a Swiss foundation whose mission is to support the Lebanese civil society in its desire to put an end to the impunity of leaders – as saying that the lawsuits will be filed in Germany, France, Belgium, Croatia and the United Kingdom.

Accountability Now had on January 25 called on victims who have European passports to file lawsuits in Europe amid the obstruction of the Lebanese probe and the attempt to remove lead investigator Judge Tarek Bitar from the case.

A source from the foundation meanwhile confirmed that Accountability Now has received “dozens” of requests from individuals who want legal representation in European countries.

Comments 2
Thumb gebran_sons 02 February 2023, 23:42

How about the 22 killed and hundred injured in Rafiq Hariri assassination? Don't they deserve justice? Since International court found Hizbollah henchmen guilty and Hizbollah is an Iranian Basij creation, all victims with dual nationality should sue in Europe or US and jury awards paid to victims from Iranian frozen funds. And not to forget all other Hizb/Assad victims, from Lukaim to Tueni, Jemayel, Shatah and hundred other freedom M14 martyrs. If Basij assassinated and imprisoned tends of thousands educated and productive Iranians since the Green Revolution; they will not spare any Lebanese to achieve their diabolic aims.

Missing HellAndWaite 03 February 2023, 21:17

The issue remains the same: Justice is never served merely by a court adjudicating who was more in the right and who more in the wrong. Justice requires the sentences imposed and penalties to be paid. Without the balls to promptly apply a court's decision, Lebanese will forever rail against the appearance of Justice as put on in yet another passion play ... all appearances, but no substance once the house lights go up.