Syria orders seizure of Al Kharafi family’s assets

Decision comes a day after Kuwaiti authorities arrested Mazen Al-Tarazi, a prominent Syrian businessman with close ties to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

19 March 2019 | 17:49

Source: Annahar

  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 19 March 2019 | 17:49

This photo of Tarazi was obtained from social media.

Syria’s Finance Ministry issued a decision on Tuesday ordering the seizure of Al Kharafi family’s assets in Syria, a source told Annahar.

The source did not provide any details on the decision which targets one of Kuwait’s wealthiest families. The decision comes a day after Kuwaiti authorities arrested Mazen Al-Tarazi, a prominent Syrian businessman with close ties to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas said Al-Tarazi was accused of money laundering and printing texts without authorization.

Tarazi owns a publishing and advertising firm in partnership with Ahmad Al-Jarallah, a high-profile Kuwaiti businessman and publisher.

Jarallah confirmed to AFP that police had raided his offices on Monday night and arrested Tarazi’s secretary and two Al-Hadaf magazine employees.

Tarazi is on a European Union blacklist of Syrian nationals who have been banned from entering European states and whose assets have been frozen over their role in the Syria war.

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