Resigned head of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, Bechara Asmar, on Tuesday appeared before Beirut's Investigative Judge George Rizk to give his testimony as part of the contempt and defamation lawsuits pressed against him. Before beginning a press conference last week, Asmar was heard mocking late Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir, one day after he was laid to rest, being unaware that his microphone was already turned on.
Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir
A video showing the head of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, Bechara Asmar, mocking the late Patriarch Emeritus Nasrallah Sfeir went viral on Friday, sparking widespread condemnation. Unaware that his microphone was on before a news conference, Asmar was heard joking with people sitting alongside him, making fun of the venerable patriarch one day before he was laid to rest.