Cyprus' government spokesman says Cypriot citizenship that was granted to the Syrian president's cousin two years ago has been revoked.
Cyprus’ government spokesman says Cypriot citizenship that was granted to the Syrian president’s cousin two years ago has been revoked.
Spokesman Christos Stylianides said Saturday that the decision follows the conclusion of a lengthy probe that ruled revoking Rami Makhlouf’s citizenship was justified.
Makhlouf is on the European Union’s list of Syrians facing sanctions for involvement in the violent repression of Syrian citizens or financially supporting the Syrian regime.
The EU froze the assets of and imposed a visa ban on Syrian President Bashar Assad and other members of his regime in May, 2011 because of his crackdown on anti-government protesters.
- With Marshawn Lynch retired, what will Seahawks do with money they save?
- Police: Ohio newborn appears to have died from dog bite
- Panthers' Cam Newton and Seahawks' Russell Wilson handled Super Bowl losses very differently
- Seahawks' Russell Wilson writes a thank-you letter to Peyton Manning
- $3.7 million in 3 months: I-405 tolls rake in more than 3 times expected income
Most Read Stories
Makhlouf controls the mobile phone network and other lucrative enterprises in Syria and has been the focus of much protester anger in the country.