The foreign ministers of The European Union has imposed personal sanctions against twelve people linked to the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Asad which include the president's wife, Asma and the mother and sister of the president,
Earlier, the European Union imposed similar sanctions against several Syrian senior officials, companies and banks. In addition, a ban on imports of Syrian crude oil - the main source of foreign exchange for Damascus. Sanctions against Asma Al Asad come days after it released intercepted e-mails that show their full support to government violence and spending thousands of dollars in purchases of luxury in the midst of the crisis in the country.
The head of EU diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, said the new restrictive measures imposed by the Union sent a "clear political message", and hoped to reach a resolution in which Assad accepts resign responsibility, to facilitate the a democratic transition.
Asma al-Assad's who was born in London and retain British citizenship family immigrated to Britain from the Syrian Homs. In 2000, Asma, who grew up in west London, was married from Bashar al-Asad the Syrian president, who was studied Ophthalmology at the medicine school in the British capital. Asma al-Assad was considered a "liberal face". She had a glamorous image, but at the same time, a business woman, defending the interests of disadvantaged people.
This pretty image vanished fast when she fully supported the brutal methods of elimination of the uprising, used by her husband.
Source The Daily Telegraph , Reuters