Former Syrian Deputy PM Arrested in Corruption Crackdown

Published May 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Former Syrian deputy prime minister for economic affairs, Salim Yassin, has been arrested in a crackdown on corrupt officials. 

Syrian authorities arrested Yassin on Sunday, shortly after sequestering his financial and property assets and those of his wife and children, said an official, who asked not to be named. 

"Salim Yassin, who held one of the most important posts in the former government of Mahmoud Zu’bi, was arrested Sunday, the day after his assets were sequestered," he said. 

Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa Miro vowed when he took office in March to "modernize the administration." – DAMASCUS (AFP) 


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