Asma Al Assad’s UK citizenship scrutinised as she faces Syria war crimes investigation


Britain’s Metropolitan Police service has opened a preliminary investigation into Syria’sfirst lady Asma Al Assad, for her involvement in war crimes, international justice chambers Guernica 37 said in a statement on Saturday.

The London-based Guernica 37 describes itself as a specialist legal firm which works with governments following conflict, but also “transnational litigation involving the enforcement of fundamental human rights protection,” according to its website.

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The chambers said it submitted the filing with the Met Police’s War Crimes Unit, into allegations of “incitement and encouragement to commit acts of terrorism” in Syria by Ms Al Assad, as the war’s 10-year anniversary approaches.

About half a million people have been killed since the war began in 2011, and more than 5.5 million Syrians have become refugees seeking safety in other countries.

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