French court sentences Bashar al-Assad’s uncle to 4 years in prison for financial crimes
13 Sep 2021

The Paris appeals court on Thursday backed a guilty verdict against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s uncle for misappropriating public funds in Syria, laundering the spoils and building a vast property portfolio in France with ill-gotten gains.

The court confirmed last year’s four-year prison sentence against 84-year-old Rifaat al-Assad, which he may not have to serve given his advanced age.

Read more by Agence France-Presse via France 24

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