Pressure Grows on Britain to Seize Assad Family Assets

April 13, 2017 08:53 AM
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Authorities in Spain and France have seized millions of dollars' worth of assets owned by Rifaat al-Assad, the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Prosecutors allege his property empire, worth over a half-billion dollars, was built using money embezzled from the Syrian state in the 1980s. Now pressure is growing on Britain to freeze his properties in London, as Henry Ridgwell reports.