Could Syrian president’s wife Asma al-Assad be revoked of her British citizenship?

The UK’s Liberal Democratic Party is calling for the country’s government to revoke Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s wife of her British citizenship. The party members explained that other are being urged to do more and that the UK can send her a clear message.
Will Asma al-Assad fight for her citizenship? Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The UK’s Liberal Democratic Party is calling to revoke Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s wife, Asma al-Assad, of her British citizenship. According to Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman Tom Brake: “Boris Johnson has urged other countries to do more about Syria, but the British government could say to Asma al-Assad, ‘Either stop using your position to defend barbaric acts or be stripped of your citizenship.’”

Mrs. Assad expressed her support for the government forces on her social media accounts and also criticized the West’s activities. She even joined her husband in accusing the West of fabricating the chemical weapons attacks within her country.

The Assad couple expressing support Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

“The presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic affirms that what America has done is an irresponsible act that only reflects a short-sightedness, a narrow horizon, a political and military blindness to reality and a naïve pursuit of a frenzied false propaganda campaign that fueled the regime’s arrogance,” Mrs. Assad wrote on her Instagram account following the American airstrike on Syria.

Mrs. Assad was born in London to Syrian parents. She studied at the private girls’ school Queen’s College and went on to study computer science at King’s College.

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