EU Expands Sanctions Against Syria

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 3:47 PM EST) -- The European Union added further sanctions against Syria on Thursday, targeting exports for the country’s oil and technology sectors and restricting bank operations in an effort to deprive the embattled government of funds to suppress protesters.

The move is the EU’s latest rebuke of Syrian President Bashar Assad over the violent repression of civilians, as well as other human rights violations, according to the Council of the European Union.

“In light of the continued repression in Syria, the EU has decided today to place further restrictive...
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