06/11/2012 08:21 GMT | Updated 06/11/2012 08:25 GMT

Dictators In Exile: What Could Be In Store For Syria's Bashar Al-Assad? (PICTURES)

As David Cameron declares the UK would support a "safe passage" for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, if it was to stop the the bloodshed in the country, what has history taught us about how a country fares once a dictator has flown the coop.

Not every dictator meets a bloody end, dragged through the streets by a murder-minded mob, like Colonel Gaddafi. Many evil dictators has lived out their old age in relative comfort, from Hawaii, to France to Saudi Arabia - and even in London.

Here are some of the world's most brutal dictators and hated leaders - who live in luxury, or managed to die in their own beds.