The removal of Judge Fadi Sawan, who had been investigating the port explosion for months, was a setback to those seeking justice for the deadly blast that tore through Beirut.
Category: Beirut (Lebanon)
Maha Mamo had no citizenship. Born in Lebanon of Syrian parents, she was ineligible for either nationality. It took her years of perseverance, some lucky breaks and a painful loss to find a homeland — in Brazil.
Months after a huge explosion in Beirut’s port, the investigation has become mired in politics as powerful forces band together to block efforts to hold leaders accountable.
A United Nations-backed tribunal in The Hague handed down the symbolic life sentence in connection with the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri.
An investigating judge named the caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab, a suspect, a significant step toward holding the top levels of power accountable in the August explosion that killed 200.
Some of our international journalists have gone to great lengths trying to bring a taste of home to their new locations. But it hasn’t always worked out.