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Dispatches - Series 2012
Episode 5 - The Real Mr. And Mrs. Assad

Aired - 28 May 2012

Episode summary:


Jonathan Miller investigates Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his British-born wife Asma, analysing potential links between the couple and violence in the country. Assad was thought by many western leaders to be a moderniser capable of transforming Syria when he replaced his father in 2000, but the widespread killings and torture that have occurred during the past year have shown a different side to the country's glamorous leaders.