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London [UK], February 25 (ANI): The UK, on Thursday, sanctioned one other six army top-ranking officers of the Myanmar military, together with Commander in Chief Common Min Aung Hlaing, for human rights violations following the February 1 coup towards President Win Myint and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The UK International Secretary Dominic Raab introduced additional sanctions in the present day towards army members of Myanmar‘s State Administration Council, together with the Commander in Chief, for his or her function in overseeing human rights violations for the reason that coup.
London will implement sanctions instantly towards 6 army members of the State Administration Council for his or her duty for critical human rights violations, in response to the UK International Workplace launch.
The measures will cease these people from travelling to the UK and can stop companies and establishments from coping with their funds or financial assets on this nation.
The UK has now designated all army members of the State Administration Council, which was established following the coup to run the features of state.
“As we speak’s bundle of measures sends a transparent message to the army regime in Myanmar that these chargeable for human rights violations shall be held to account, and the authorities should hand again management to a authorities elected by the folks of Myanmar,” Raab mentioned in an announcement.
He added, “My message to the folks of Myanmar is easy – the UK is working carefully with our worldwide companions to assist your proper to democracy and freedom of expression.”
The six army figures sanctioned on Thursday add to the 19 beforehand listed by the UK authorities, in response to Sputnik.
“The measures will cease these people from travelling to the UK, and can stop companies and establishments from coping with their funds or financial assets on this nation,” the International Workplace mentioned.
The UK, which has requested the rapid launch of Suu Kyi and Win Mint, additionally introduced the short-term suspension of all promotion of commerce with Myanmar and can be certain that UK firms in Myanmar are usually not buying and selling with a enterprise owned by the army.
On February 1, Myanmar‘s army overthrew the federal government and declared a year-long state of emergency hours earlier than the newly-elected parliament was attributable to convene. State counselor Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, together with different civilian officers accused of election fraud, have been positioned below home arrest, awaiting trial.
The coup triggered mass demonstrations throughout the nation and in response to media stories, at the very least three folks have been killed after the police used dwell ammunition towards protesters.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned that Washington applauds the choice by London to impose extra sanctions on the army.
“The USA applauds the extra sanctions by @FCDOGovUK (UK International Workplace) on these chargeable for the army coup in Burma. The worldwide neighborhood will proceed to advertise accountability and reply to the latest violence towards peaceable protesters in Burma,” the US high diplomat wrote in a tweet. (ANI)