Rifaat al-Assad wants out of Paris following embezzlement conviction

Rifaat Al Assad in 1999.
Rifaat Al Assad in 1999. © MaxPPP
Following a Paris appeal court's confirmation on 9 September of the four-year prison sentence pronounced against Rifaat al-Assad last year for misappropriation of Syrian state funds, members of his entourage have begun trying to get rid of their property assets in the French capital. [...] (379 words)
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