Diab Returns to Lebanon amid Escalations Over Bitar Dismissal
Former Prime Minister Hassan Diab returned to Beirut on Wednesday evening, amid a political campaign led by Hizbullah and Amal against Lead investigator in Beirut port blast, judge Tarek Bitar.
Bitar in August subpoenaed Diab for interrogation on September 20 after he failed to show up for questioning.
Diab left the country days before he was scheduled to appear before the judge, on a one-month-long family visit to the United States.
Bitar's predecessor, Fadi Sawan, had also charged Diab with "negligence” and he had also refused to appear before him.