European Union Expected to Ban European Travel for Assad's Wife and 11 Others

Friday, March 23, 2012

Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad listens to a speech by her husband, President Bashar al-Assad, during a rare public appearance in Damascus on January 11, 2012. (STR/Getty)

The European Union is expected today to ban European travel for 12 people close to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, including the travel of Assad's British-born wife, Asma. The European Union's measures are intended to target members of the Syrian government personally. 

Chris Morris is a Europe correspondent for our partner the BBC.


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