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Some officials saw risk of Beirut blast, did not act

Gulf Daily News 03 Aug 2021
A report released by Human Rights Watch on Tuesday concluded there was strong evidence to suggest some Lebanese officials knew about and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there on August 4 last year.
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Some Officials Saw Risk of Beirut Blast, Did Not Act – HRW Report

Hamodia 03 Aug 2021
A report released by Human Rights Watch on Tuesday concluded there was strong evidence to suggest some Lebanese officials knew about and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there on Aug.
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Some officials saw risk of Beirut blast, did not act - HRW report

Reuters 03 Aug 2021
BEIRUT, Aug 3 (Reuters) - A report released by Human Rights Watch on Tuesday concluded there was strong evidence to suggest some Lebanese officials knew about and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there on Aug.
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HRW says Lebanese officials failed to protect residents

Middle East Online 03 Aug 2021
BEIRUT - Senior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored for years at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it, an international human rights group said Tuesday ... The Rhosus was soon impounded by the Lebanese authorities for failing to pay port fees, and never left the port again.
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Some officials saw risk of Beirut blast but failed to act – human rights group

Arab News 03 Aug 2021
A report released by Human Rights Watch on Tuesday concluded there was strong evidence to suggest some Lebanese officials knew about and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there on Aug.
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Rights group: Lebanese officials failed to protect residents

Bowling Green Daily News 03 Aug 2021
BEIRUT (AP) — Senior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored for years at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it, an international human rights group said Tuesday ... The Rhosus was soon impounded by the Lebanese authorities for failing to pay port fees, and never left the port again.
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HRW concludes some officials saw risk of Beirut blast, failed to act

Metro USA 03 Aug 2021
BEIRUT (Reuters) – A report released by Human Rights Watch on Tuesday concluded there was strong evidence to suggest some Lebanese officials knew about and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there on Aug.
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Lebanese officials failed to protect residents in port blast, rights group says

Chicago Sun-Times 03 Aug 2021
4, 2020 blast at Beirut’s port tore through the city at 6.07 p.m., destroying entire neighborhoods ... BEIRUTSenior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored for years at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it, an international human rights group said Tuesday.
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Lebanese officials knew of danger before deadly Beirut port explosion, according to Human Rights Watch report

Business Insider 03 Aug 2021
Drawing from official documents and interviews with top officials, the report claims many senior Lebanese leaders - including President Michel Aoun and then-Prime Minister Hassan Diab - were informed of the risks posed by the explosive material in the port and failed to take any action to protect the public.
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HRW Report Implicates Top Lebanese Officials in Beirut Blast

Voa News 03 Aug 2021
Some senior Lebanese officials were aware of the risks of storing a highly explosive material at Beirut’s port before it exploded last year, killing dozens of people, a Human Rights Watch report concluded Tuesday ... Saliba also noted his agency had an office at the port just months before the explosion.
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Officials 'may be guilty of homicide' over Beirut explosion

The New Arab 03 Aug 2021
"Evidence strongly suggests that some government officials foresaw the death that the ammonium nitrate's presence in the port could result in and tacitly accepted the risk of the deaths occurring," HRW said ... State Security initially wrote to Aoun and Diab about the risks present on 20 July 2020. Diab axed his trip to the port on 3 June.
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Shipping losses at historic lows, as Covid, Mega-ship remain challenge – Allianz

Business Day Online 03 Aug 2021
“The shipping sector has shown great resilience through the coronavirus pandemic, as evidenced by strong trade volumes and the recovery we are seeing in several parts of the industry today,” says Captain Rahul Khanna, global head of Marine Risk Consulting at AGCS ... “Larger vessels present unique risks.
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Allianz: Shipping Losses Remain at Historic Lows, but Covid, Mega-Ship, Supply Chain and Climate Challenges ...

The Marshall News Messenger 03 Aug 2021
“The shipping sector has shown great resilience through the coronavirus pandemic, as evidenced by strong trade volumes and the recovery we are seeing in several parts of the industry today,” says Captain Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting at AGCS ... “Larger vessels present unique risks.
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Lebanese officials ‘criminally negligent’ over port blast: Human Rights Watch

Gulf News 03 Aug 2021
... that caused last year’s monster port blast, despite repeated warnings ... “Evidence strongly suggests that some government officials foresaw the death that the ammonium nitrate’s presence in the port could result in and tacitly accepted the risk of the deaths occurring,” it said.
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“They Killed Us from the Inside”

Human Rights Watch 03 Aug 2021
... ammonium nitrate at the port ... Machnouk told Human Rights Watch that he only found out the quantity of the ammonium nitrate, the fact that it was being stored in Beirut’s port, and the risks posed by the storage of the ammonium nitrate after the explosion from media reports.[321].

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