Syria's Olympic chief refused London visa: report

Reuters, Friday 22 Jun 2012

The head of Syria's National Olympic Committee, General Mowaffak Joumaa, has been refused a visa to travel to attend next month's Games in London, the BBC said on Friday

General Mowaffak Joumaa
General Mowaffak Joumaa

Mowaffak is regarded as a close friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad whose regime has been criticized by the British government and other Western nations for its crackdown on protesters.

The British Home Office (interior ministry) and foreign office declined to comment.

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