International Justice

CJ354 Endicott College

Syria’s First Lady Turns Down Chance to Flee War Torn Country

Asma al-Assad first lady of Syria was offered guaranteed protection and financial security if she and her children fled Syria.  Mrs. Assad turned down the offer stating to the Russian press that they weren’t concerned about her and her children but it was a political move to undermine her husband. Asma al-Assad is 41 years old and born in Britain, before marrying Assad she was an investment banker.   She also told Russian reporters that “I’ve been here since the beginning and I never thought about being anywhere else at all”.

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