SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 24 June 2021, Thursday |

Myanmar coup: UK sanctions three generals for human rights violations

The UK has imposed sanctions on three Myanmar generals for human rights violations in the country’s military coup.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “The UK condemns the military coup and the arbitrary detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political figures.

“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”.

The UK will impose sanctions on:

  • The Minister of Defence, General Mya Tun Oo for his responsibility for serious human rights violations by the military.
  • The Minister for Home Affairs, Lieutenant General Soe Htut for his responsibility for serious human rights violations by the Myanmar Police Force.
  • The Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Lieutenant General Than Hlaing, for his responsibility for serious human rights violations by the Myanmar Police Force.

This means that immediate asset freezes and travel bans against these three members of the Myanmar military will be enforced.