UK announces more sanctions against Myanmar's military

UK announces more sanctions against Myanmar's military

Myanmar coup Yangon protests Feb 25
Protesters in Yangon, Myanmar on Feb 25, 2021. (Photo: Naung Kham)

LONDON: Britain announced on Thursday (Feb 25) further sanctions against members of Myanmar's military after it seized power in a coup at the start of this month.

The British Foreign Office said it would sanction a further six military figures, adding to 19 previously listed, and that the trade ministry would work to ensure British businesses do not trade with Myanmar's military-owned companies.

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"Today's package of measures sends a clear message to the military regime in Myanmar that those responsible for human rights violations will be held to account, and the authorities must hand back control to a government elected by the people of Myanmar," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement.

Source: Reuters/dv

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