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UK imposes sanctions on Myanmar Army Chief

Updated: July 8, 2020 12:38 pm

The United Kingdom has announced sanctions against the Commander in Chief of Myanmar Army General Min Aung Hlaing and his Deputy Soe Win for their alleged involvement in human rights violations against the Rohingyas and other ethnic communities. The sanctions freezes all the assets of the two top Army Generals. It also prohibits them from obtaining visas for the country.

The announcement was made in the British Parliament by the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Monday. He said that this was the UK’s first autonomous human right’s sanctions regime that allows the government to impose sanctions on those involved in human rights abuses around the world.

However, UK expressed its continued support to the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

Responding to the sanctions imposed by the UK, the Myanmar Army Tatmadaw spokesperson Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun denied allegations of human rights abuse. He said that these sanctions are politically motivated.

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