US Targeted Sanctions on Burma a Welcome First Step

BHRN strongly welcomes the announcement by US President Joseph Biden that he had issued an executive order sanctioning the leaders of the military coup in Burma, their business interests, and some of their family members. Along with this, President Biden announced that the Burmese military would be blocked from accessing $1 billion of Burmese assets in the US. Biden called for the release of all detained politicians and activists and signaled that more actions against the junta were to come in light of their crackdown on peaceful protests. These measures are a welcome and necessary response to the military’s coup in Burma and BHRN hopes more action will be forthcoming. Full statement is available here.

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