Duraid Refaat Al Assad, cousin of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, spoke of his father’s aspiration to build a Syria in which all national political forces participate through a comprehensive political process that fosters true participation in making the future of Syria and its generations.
Duraid posted on his personal page on Facebook, a post in which he said: “As the Dr. Leader Refaat Al Assad has raised himself of everything that is going on inside Syria 36 years ago, due to the major political dispute with the political authority and the methods of its treatment of many political and economic issues and the social community, today he and his family and children are distanced from everything that is happening inside Syria!
At the same time, we affirm that Dr. Leader Rifaat Al Assad is looking to build a Syria in which all national political forces participate, through a comprehensive political process that fosters true participation in making the future of Syria and its generations.
He added, “Dr. Leader Rifaat Al Assad taught us to rise above all the narrow squabbles and to be loyal to the values and principles that we received in the factories of glory, pride and dignity.
Thus, we reaffirm that we rise above our wounds and our pain so that we are always at the good-mindedness of our people and our people”.
It is mentioned that the French National Financial Prosecution had previously demanded the ruling of Rifaat Al Assad to be imprisoned for four years, a fine of ten million euros, and the confiscation of all his property covered by the investigation, which are two large houses and about forty apartments “in Paris”, a palace, and a farm.
Rifaat Al Assad is facing charges of money laundering, aggravated tax fraud and embezzlement of Syrian public funds between 1984 and 2016.
These are accusations formally denied.