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Atif Najib

Position: Former Head of the Syrian Political Security Directorate in Dera’a Province

Sanctions: US (April 29, 2011)

The United States government sanctioned Atif Najib, a cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, on April 29, 2011, for his involvement in the initial crackdown on protesters in Dera’a Province, where he formerly served as head of the Syrian Political Security Directorate.[1]


[1]“Executive Order 13572,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, April 29, 2011, p. 3. (http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/13572.pdf)