Syrian president’s British-born wife Asma al-Assad faces calls to be stripped of her UK citizenship

Asma al-Assad, the Syrian president’s British-born wife, is facing calls to be stripped of her UK citizenship after she was accused of propping up his propaganda operation.

Mrs Assad, a former investment banker who married Assad in 2000, has at least three official social media accounts under her name, which are used to praise the Syrian regime’s “martyrs” and attack the West.

The first lady is followed by more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, Facebook and Telegram.

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