The “State Council” in Syria issued a decision prohibiting Rami Makhlouf, the cousin of the Syrian president, Bashar Al Assad, from traveling outside the country after the Ministry of Communications filed an invitation against him under his financial dues.
According to a statement published by the Ministry of Justice in Syria on Wednesday, Rami Makhlouf is forbidden to travel outside the country temporarily, until the amounts due to him are paid to the Ministry of Communications.
The statement included a call by the Ministry of Communications and Technology against Makhlouf, who accuses him of having to pay financial sums in her favor.
The statement indicated that the court prefers the existence of a debt of Makhlouf in the light of the documents highlighted in the case file, which requires answering the invitation.
The Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf, in a post on his Facebook page, responded to the Syrian government’s decision to seize his movable and immovable properties.
“The issue is with the company and not with me personally,” Makhlouf said, “in addition to trying to exclude me from the company’s management by asking the court to appoint a judicial guard to run the company, all of this on the pretext that we did not agree to pay the amount, and you know all that is not true”.