Free Patriotic Movement leader, MP Gebran Bassil, on Monday called in a press conference held at Mirna Al-Shalouhi Center on House Speaker, Nabih Berri, to hold a session on the 4th of August, 2021, to lift political immunities.
“The port blast is a security incident, and it’s not limited to functional negligence. It sums up the rampant negligence, corruption, and security evasion nationwide,” he added.
Bassil then stressed that the members of parliament must give the judiciary full authority in a bid to be able to prove the veracity of its work.
“The judicial investigator must prove to be fair and transparent. We call on him to issue the necessary report to insurance companies and to confirm that no one will be arrested before being heard.”
Moreover, Bassil deemed the President of the Republic an “example” to follow, especially in expressing his willingness to testify before the judicial investigator.
The FPM leader then expressed firm belief that the Lebanese people, of all categories and sects, were fully aware of developments. “The theory of sedition is being used to pass political deals,” he added.
Bassil finally pointed out that “smuggling operations outside the country are being protected, while transfers inside Lebanon are not, especially in Akar.”
Source: Al-Manar English Website