Al-Rai to Publish 'Classified Document Signed by Hariri Investigation Commission'
Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai has announced that it will publish Friday "a classified document it obtained," which is allegedly related to Abdul Baset Bani Audeh, a witness in the Hariri case.
According to Al-Rai, the classified document is signed by the international investigation commission into the murder of ex-PM Rafik Hariri.
In the document, Al-Rai added, the commission takes upon itself to meet the conditions Bani Audeh has put in order to give a written testimony, which include providing protection for him and his family, restructuring his facial features and granting him Swedish citizenship.
Hizbullah, Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed and a part of the Lebanese have been calling for trying Bani Audeh as one of the so-called "false witnesses."
Al-Rai noted that Bani Audeh is an Arab-Israeli and he had previously worked for Israel's Mossad spy agency before collaborating with the Palestinian Authority, according to his allegations.
"He had sneaked into the Lebanese territories through the South before being arrested. He then suddenly appeared in Sweden and he stresses that he had been assigned to assassinate Hariri -- in Paris -- and Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir."
Despite the many accusations against him of being a false witness, Bani Audeh has been stressing that he is a "real witness" and that he possesses a lot of information he intends to reveal later.
For its part, Al-Rai will include in its report that will be published Friday a scanned image of the "original" English-language document in which the investigation commission allegedly pledges to meet Bani Audeh's conditions.