Syria’s most powerful businessman, Rami Makhlouf, has published another video Sunday addressed to President Bashar al-Assad, warning of an “abuse of power” after his employees were arrested by Syrian security services.
A makeshift gallows with a poster shows the pictures of former Syrian president Hafez al-Assad (top-C), his sons current President Bashar al-Assad (2nd L and bottom C) and Maher (L), their brother in-law General Assef Shawkat (2nd R) and businessman Rami Makhluf (R). (File photo: AFP)
“People are saying there is money I have to pay... We are not playing games. You are our people, our family. Would anyone steal from themselves?” Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf says in a video, giving a glimpse into rifts in the regime’s inner circle. https://t.co/0w8kBTTq6M pic.twitter.com/M0ofZu3rM7— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) May 2, 2020