Syrian leader’s uncle, on trial for fraud, hospitalised in Paris: son

Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of the Syrian president, has been hospitalised in Paris while standing trial for money laundering, his son…

Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of the Syrian president, has been hospitalised in Paris while standing trial for money laundering, his son told AFP Tuesday.

“He has been in intensive care since last night (Monday)” at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine west of Paris, Siwar al-Assad said.

Rifaat al-Assad suffered from a form of internal bleeding “and is not very well”. He will need to stay in intensive care for two or three days.

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