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March 23, 2012

Syria: Assad’s wife faces travel sanctions, could lose British citizenship

  • banned After a series of e-mails leaked from the Syrian government, one of the figures who looked really bad in the wake of all that — first lady Asma al-Assad — was put under a travel ban and asset freeze in the European Union. Ouch.
  • allowed However, as Asma is a British citizen (unlike her husband Bashar al-Assad), she is not under a travel ban in the UK, one of the countries where she reportedly discussed going on a super-expensive shopping spree.
  • revoked But Asma’s citizenship could change soon, as the British government is looking into possibly revoking it entirely. The British government can revoke someone’s UK citizenship if it’s ”conducive to the public good.” source

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