EU court upholds sanctions on Assad uncle

January 21, 2015 9:25 AM

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Judges in the European Union upheld EU sanctions against a wealthy uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a judgment released by the General Court on Wednesday.

The court dismissed Mohammad Makhlouf's request to be removed from a list of leading Syrian figures banned from entering the EU and whose assets in the bloc are frozen.

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