UK Sanctions on Burma’s Generals are a Positive Step but More Action is Needed

BHRN welcomes the announcement of targeted sanctions on three Burmese military leaders in response to the 1 February Coup but urges the government to follow through with tougher sanctions on Businesses owned by or connected to the military. The sanctions by the UK came on the same day as similar sanctions announced by Canada against 9 military figures in Burma and an announcement that the EU plans to draft similar sanctions as well. The moves by these States are a positive step with unity among powerful nations in their response to Burma’s military’s seizure of power, but further actions must follow. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced the government’s intention to prevent UK businesses from working with the Burmese military and will prevent foreign aid from being diverted to the Tatmadaw. Full article is available here.

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