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Mohamed Dib Zaitoun

Position: Director of Political Security Directorate

Sanctions: US (May 20, 2011)

The United States government sanctioned Zaitoun on May 20, 2011 for his role in the Syrian regime’s continued violence against the Syrian people.[1]

He is a Sunni Muslim, and as the director of the Political Security Directorate, he is involved with surveillance of all organized political opposition, including parties and political publications.[2]


[1]“Executive Order 13573 of May 18, 2011: Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, May 20, 2011, p. 4. (

[2]“Bashar Al-Assad’s Inner Circle,” BBC News, May 18, 2011. (