Calls for Syria's Asma al-Assad to lose her UK citizenship



MPs have called for Asma al-Assad, the wife of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, to be stripped of her British citizenship.
The Liberal Democrats say the 41-year-old, who was born in Acton, London, to Syrian parents, should stop defending her husband's "barbaric acts" or lose her citizenship.
Foreign affairs spokesman Tom Brake has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd urging her to give Assad an ultimatum.
He wrote: "The First Lady of Syria has acted, not as a private citizen, but as a spokesperson for the Syrian presidency.
"This is a barbarous regime, yet Asma... read more

 
19 April 2017 in Business, Views: 38
Source: The Week
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