The decision to give his… The wealthy aunt of Syria’s brutal dictator was secretly granted the right to live in the UK after she promised to invest millions in this country, The Telegraph can disclose. Her two grown-up children – first cousins of Bashar al-Assad – were also allowed to stay. The woman and her two sons are the wife and children of Rifaat al-Assad, dubbed the ‘Butcher of Hama’, who earned his nickname after allegedly ordering the killing of up to 40,000 Syrians in 1982. Rifaat, 80, is the uncle of Bashar al-Assad and owns hundreds of properties in France, Spain and the UK, many of which have now been seized. According to recent reports he is facing corruption charges in France.
Wealthy aunt and three cousins of Syrian dictator Assad secretly granted the
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