Muhammad Nabil al-Khatib

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Muhammad Nabil al-Khatib (Arabic: محمد نبيل الخطيب‎) is a Syrian politician and member of the Ba'ath Party. He served as justice minister from 2000 to 2003.

Muhammad Nabil al-Khatib
محمد نبيل الخطيب
Minister of Justice
In office
13 March 2000 – 18 September 2003
PresidentHafez Assad
Bashar al-Assad
Prime MinisterMuhammad Mustafa Mero
Preceded byAbdullah Tolba
Succeeded byNizar al-Assi
Personal details
Political partySyrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party


Khatib became a member of the central committee of the Baath Party in 2000.[1] He was first appointed justice minister by then president Hafez al-Assad to the cabinet headed by Muhammad Mustafa Mero in March 2000.[2][3] He continued to serve as justice minister after the first cabinet reshuffle by Bashar al-Assad when he became the president of Syria.[4] In a 2001 reshuffle, he retained his post.[5] His term lasted until 2003.[6] Then Khatib was appointed head of the Syrian Commission in 2006, which was in charge of investigating the assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri.[1] In April 2009, president Bashar Assad named Khatib as chairman of the central commission of inspection.[7][8]


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  3. ^ Bruce Maddy-Weitzman (2002). Middle East Contemporary Survey, Vol. 24, 2000. The Moshe Dayan Center. p. 557. ISBN 978-965-224-054-5. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. ^ Gambill, Gary C. (March 2000). "Bashar Reshuffles Syrian Government". Middle East Intelligence Bulletin. 2 (3). Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  5. ^ "New Syrian Government Formed; Veteran Guards Retain Defence and Foreign Portfolios". Albawaba. 14 December 2001. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  6. ^ Moubayed, Sami (25–31 December 2003). "Syria: much ado, but nothing happened". Al Ahram Weekly. 670. Archived from the original on 13 September 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Syrian president reshuffles cabinet with five new ministers". People's Daily. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Syrian president reshuffles cabinet". Xinhua News Agency. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2013.