UK sanctions Myanmar generals after military coup

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Britain imposed sanctions on three Myanmar generals on Thursday, accusing them of great human rights violations following a military coup within the Asian nation.

Myanmar’s military has arrested civilian leaders, together with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, and introduced a year-long state of emergency, alleging that an election in November was beset by fraud. The electoral fee dismissed the military’s complaints.

The military junta, which didn’t instantly touch upon Britain’s choice, has promised a brand new election and defended its Feb. 1 seizure of energy, denying it was a coup. It has not given a date for a brand new election.

“We, alongside our international allies will hold the Myanmar military to account for their violations of human rights and pursue justice for the Myanmar people,” British overseas minister Dominic Raab mentioned.

Washington imposed new sanctions on the Myanmar military final week and has urged different U.N members to comply with swimsuit.

Britain mentioned it could implement instant asset freezes and journey bans towards the three members of the Myanmar military: the minister of defence, Mya Tun Oo, the minister for dwelling affairs, Soe Htut, and deputy minister for dwelling affairs Than Hlaing.

Britain already had sanctions in pressure towards 16 people from the Myanmar military.

Britain additionally mentioned additional safeguards have been being put in place to forestall British assist not directly supporting the military-led authorities and extra measures would stop British companies working with Myanmar’s military.

“Myanmar’s military and police have committed serious human rights violations, including violating the right to life, the right to freedom of assembly, the right not to be subject to arbitrary arrest or detention, and the right to freedom of expression,” the federal government assertion mentioned.

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