EU sanctions 30 Syrian individuals, firms

2012-10-15 14:10

Luxembourg - The European Union slapped fresh sanctions against President Bashar Assad's regime on Monday, agreeing on an assets freeze and travel ban on 28 Syrians and two firms at a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

This 19th round of sanctions since the start of the Syrian conflict in March last year brings to 181 the number of people and to 54 the number of companies blacklisted by the EU.

The measures target people linked to violence against protestors and entities involved in supplying equipment used for repression by the regime.

The sanctions were accompanied by a ban on EU residents buying, shipping, insuring or assisting in any way Syrian companies that trade or transport arms.

More than 33 000 people have died since the revolt against the Assad regime erupted, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-15 15:50

    Good, it will stop them spending their stolen loot , from the Syrian population, in London and Paris. Let them join Grace mugabe in Hong Kong and Malaysia!!!

  • sxp - 2012-10-15 15:51

    This will not help those who are dying every day. Similar actions were tried in Zimbabwe and there is also had no effect. It is time to just take these idiots out.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-15 18:12

      SXP, Sure, but what one tries to do with these sanctions, that the inner circle, which is being targeted with these sanctions, their 'comfortable ' lives will be made so unpleasant, that they will stop supporting this assad thug, and destroy his support base !! It seems unlikely, one can change an illegitimate regime in this way, but when one looks at the lunacy, that it is ONE family pulling the strings in Damascus, it might just work !!!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-15 18:14

      So when do we charge, boys?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-15 21:40

      ""proven foreign and terrorist group"" They ONLY exists in the violent minds, of the loony left !!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-16 07:24

      Fidel, The sooner the better , this 5 % MINORITY, in Syria, will accept , that the alternative to MAJORITY rule is, that they will loose EVERYTHING !! One does not need a head full of history junk, to work that one out !!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-16 17:20

      To Patrick, as to Fidel, the Syrian people trying to free themselves from brutal oppression at the hands of an unelected dictator and his brother, are terrorists. By the same measure, we South Africans were terrorists trying to unseat the minority, unelected Apartheid regime.

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