After it was used to implicate Syria and accuse it of the crime of assassinating Hariri.
Zuhair Muhammad al-Siddiq, known as the king’s witness, confused the political scene, in the case of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, that he was threatened and forced to present his first story, in which he accused the Syrian government of being behind the assassination of Hariri.
Zuhair Al-Siddiq claimed in his interview that he had been kidnapped for about 16 years under the direction of Saad Hariri, and the former head of the Information Branch, Wissam Al-Hassan.
Al-Siddiq’s statements came during the hosting of the Lebanese journalist Radwan Murtada, as he changed his statements that he made after the assassination.
He added that he made his previous confessions under pressure, and under threat from his family and children.
Al-Siddiq, who previously reported that he worked as a major officer in the Syrian Intelligence Service, also made it clear that he could not reveal his place of residence, or the country in which he currently resides, fearing for his life. He previously admitted to monitoring Saad Hariri, commissioned by the Syrian intelligence, to implicate Syria.
Syria and its allies in Lebanon accuse the international investigation committee in charge of the case of building their accusation against Syria in the Hariri assassination, based on the statements of Al-Siddiq, who has now changed it nearly 14 years.
And about the timing of his release to the media months after the issuance of a decision by the International Court that acquitted Syria, Al-Siddiq said: This is related to his recent ability to escape from detention, as he was detained in France.
Al-Siddiq pointed out that he had 11 documents on Hariri and on the veracity of his new novel.
Major General Jamil Al-Sayed for his part, the former director of the Lebanese General Security, one of the most prominent persons involved in the assassination of Hariri (arrested for 3 years), He said that Saad Hariri was the one who asked the Al-Siddiq to change his initial statements before heading to the international court, which was what Al-Sayed condemned at the time.
Addressing Saad Hariri and others, Al-Sayyid said: “You traded in the blood of the martyr, to ride on Prime-Time Zone’s backs!
There was no comment by the Future Movement, led by Hariri, about the testimony presented by Al-Siddiq.