For those who speak french, it is a fantastic interview, I definitely recommend it. I may translate some more of it later.
I post this because there has been a lot of suspicions of Hicham over the years, but because of his limited english, and because most of his interviews were conducted in arabic or french, we do not know that much about what he himself thought on the issue or many direct quotes. There was also a thread on here a few days ago entitled "let's talk about hicham," which I searched for to post this in before starting the topic, but could not find. And most of the comments there were just opinions of thoughts of ours, not straight from the man himself. Personally, I have always believed he was clean.
These were his comments concerning doping (translated by me---I'm not the best, but alright. If someone knows better, just correct me)
Interviewer: Last year, some people doubted the performances of the russian athlete Olga Yegorova. Are some people too big a deal out of this?
Hicham: Yegorova or someone else, I do not like to talk about cheaters. For the past year I have run with a red and black cloth which symbolizes the fight against doping. We shouldn't orget the tragic consequences of doping: those who have gotten sick, or even died, the athletes of the former RDA who bring complaints against their coaches and doctors. I could not step to the starting line with a cheater. If I would have had to run world's in Edmonton against Yegorova last year, I would not have done it.
Interviewer: Are you worried for the future of the sport?
Hicham: Yes. I think in the future we are going to discover a lot of problems in athletics.
Does this change anyone's mind about whether or not you believe he cheated, or about him in general?