UK Foreign Office, London
SHRC Welcome UK new sanctions against Assad’s regime
The Syrian Human Rights Committee welcomed the initiative of the UK government to impose sanctions on six Syrian regime influential actors, for grave human rights violations in Syria, at various levels, and called for more effective measures to compel Bashar al-Assad to respond to the popular will.
The sanctions included freezing assets and travel ban to the United Kingdom for the regime newly appointed foreign minister, Faisal al-Miqdad, the media advisor to Bashar al-Assad, Luna al-Shibl, the two businessmen financing Bashar al-Assad Yasar Ibrahim and Muhammad Bara al-Qatirji, the commander of the Republican Guard Major General Malik Alia and Major General Zaid Saleh, both officers are known for the suppression and killing of the civilian population, especially in the Ghouta of Damascus and Deir ez-Zor.
Two days before this measure, the British police accepted a lawsuit filed by human rights groups demanding the criminalisation of Asma al-Akhras, the wife of Bashar al-Assad (British national), for her active role in supporting Bashar’s regime, which committed war crimes and genocide against humanity.
Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC)