Mohammad Bassam Imadi

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Mohammad Bassam Imadi
Born Mohammad Bassam Imadi
1950 (age 66–67)[1]
Damascus, Syria
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Syrian
Occupation Former diplomat

Mohammad Bassam Imadi (born 1950) is the former Syrian ambassador to Sweden, who defected from the Bashar al-Assad government in 2011[2] and became a member of the opposition Syrian National Council.[3]

Career[edit]

Imadi resigned from his post as Syrian ambassador to Sweden in 2009. He began working with the opposition at the start of the uprising in March 2011.[3]

Defection[edit]

Imadi fled to Turkey with his family in December 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bassam al Imadi". Syrian National Council. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Syrian dissident Mohammad Bassam Imadi calls for civilian safety zone". The Australian (The Times). 15 December 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Abu Nasr, Donna (13 July 2012). "Envoy quits post to join anti-Assad revolution". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 July 2012.