List of 13 Syrian officials sanctioned by European Union

The European Union has announced sanctions against 13 Syrian officials over violent repression against anti-government demonstrations since mid-March.

Below are the 13 individuals named on the list and the EU’s allegations against them.

1. Maher al-Assad

President’s Bashar al-Assad’s brother. Prinicipal overseer of violence against demonstrators. Commander of the army’s 4th Division, member of the Baath Party Central Command, strongman of the Republican guard.

2. Ali Mamlouk

Syria’s Head of General Intelligence Service; involved in violence against demonstrators.

3. Mohammed Ibrahim al-Chaar

Country’s minister of interior; took part in promoting violence against demonstrators.

4. Atef Najib

Former head of security in the city of Deraa; involved in violence against protesters.

5. Hafez Makhlouf

Colonel and Head of Unit in the General Intelligence Directorate – Damascus Branch; He is close to Maher al-Assad and involved in violence against protesters.

6. Mohammed Dib Zeitoun

Head of political security; responsible for violence against demonstrators.

7. Amjad al-Abbas

Head of security in the city of Banias; involved in violence against protesters in Baida.

8. Rami Makhlouf

He is the first cousin of Bashar and Maher al-Assad and one of the most powerful economic figures in Syria. Makhlouf provides key financial support for regime’s violence against demonstrators.

9. Abd Al-Fatah Qudsiyah

Head of Syrian military intelligence; involved in the repression against the civilian population.

10. Jamil Hassan

Head of Syrian Air Force Intelligence and as such involved in the repression against the civilian population.

11. Rustum Ghazali

Head of of Damascus countryside branch of Syrian military intelligence; involved in the repression against the civilian population.

12. Fawwaz al-Assad

A leader of the Shabiha – undercover- militia; involved in the repression against the civilian population.

13. Mundir al-Assad

Took part in the repression against the civilian population as part of the Shabiha militia.

Al Jazeera

  • george_shalhoub

    What about Aoun and Hezbollah leaders who called the Syrian protesters thugs and criminals..

    • Hannibal

      jeeye waqton.

  • Anonymous

    What about Aoun and Hezbollah leaders who called the Syrian protesters thugs and criminals..

  • lebster

    What??? Bashar is not on the list?

    • Hannibal

      NO he has nothing to do with it… LOL

    • Hannibal

      NO he has nothing to do with it… LOL

  • Anonymous

    What??? Bashar is not on the list?

    • NO he has nothing to do with it… LOL

  • J J

    Why isn’t Bashar on the list??? He is the head with many serpents! Let’s ask the EU??? Double standards as usual. One for Libya because it has oil and none for Syria because it has the other axis of evil ‘Iran’.

  • J J

    Why isn’t Bashar on the list??? He is the head with many serpents! Let’s ask the EU??? Double standards as usual. One for Libya because it has oil and none for Syria because it has the other axis of evil ‘Iran’.