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Denmark freeze Syrian assets

Thursday, 17 November 2011
The Danish authorities have frozen Dkr30 million, which persons associated with the Syrian regime, have placed in Denmark.

The information came from Danish foreign ministry reports Danish Radio. But where the millions are located or exactly who owns them, the Danish foreign ministry could not disclose.

The freezing of the Syrian millions occurred as a result of EU sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, which so far has beaten more than 3500 insurgents to dead. 74 people on the EU blacklist funds owned by individuals or companies with ties to the Syrian regime, the EU has blacklisted and thereby have frozen their assets in the EU. They include members of President Assad's family.

On Monday, the European Union Council added further 18 people who are "responsible for violations of human rights" to the list which now includes 74 individuals and 19 companies.

“It is the most powerful means, we can give to the opposition in Syria, and the strongest signal we can send to the Assad regime. Their days are running out,” says Foreign Minister Sovndal to radio Denmark.

Besides the freeze of Dkr30 million, Denmark and the rest of the EU imposed a travel ban on people who are on the EU blacklist, and instituted bans on importing oil from Syria. Earlier this year, Libya's former leader, the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s  wealth of Dkr1.8 million in Denmark from frozens when insurgency started against his regime.
By Scancomark.se Team

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