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British-born: Asma Assad

British-born: Asma Assad

British-born: Asma Assad

MPs are urging the Government to remove the UK citizenship of Syrian President Bashar Assad's British-born wife.

A group of Lib Dems sent a letter to Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Sunday, saying Asma Assad should not be able to represent her husband and retain British nationality.

MP Tom Brake said Asma Assad should either stop defending Syria's "barbaric acts" or lose her citizenship. Britain has condemned Assad for his use of chemical weapons. Asma Assad was educated in Britain and worked as an investment banker before she married in 2000.

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