EU Launches More Syrian Sanctions After Journalist Deaths

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 2:09 PM EST) -- The European Union again sought to step up pressure on the embattled Syrian regime Monday, approving further sanctions including an asset freeze on the Syrian Central Bank and condemning violence against civilians, including the recent deaths of journalists in the city of Homs.

The European Council said it was appalled by the the situation in Syria, and cited “brutal attacks” and civilian casualties in the western Syrian city of Homs, where reporter Marie Colvin — who was reporting for The Sunday Times of London — as...
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