South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al Monitor on the fatal beating of former Syrian Intelligence Chief in Lebanon Rustom Ghazaleh:

A former Syrian intelligence chief in Lebanon, Rustom Ghazaleh, asked to go on an anti-Syrian regime TV station just before what turned out to be a fatal beating in Syria, former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said April 27.

Responding to a question from Al-Monitor during a meeting with journalists and Middle East experts at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Hariri said that Ghazaleh — whose death was reported by Lebanese media April 24 — had “contacted somebody I know” in February and expressed his desire to make a public statement on Hariri’s Future TV station.

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