On Friday, the United States announced sanctions on military personnel and individuals and businesses related to the Myanmar military in its latest response to the February 1 coup in Southeast Asian countries. The US Treasury has officially sanctioned seven senior military officials for the government’s use of deadly forces against democratic supporters. It also sanctioned
On Friday, the United States announced sanctions on military personnel and individuals and businesses related to the Myanmar military in its latest response to the February 1 coup in Southeast Asian countries.
The US Treasury has officially sanctioned seven senior military officials for the government’s use of deadly forces against democratic supporters. It also sanctioned 15 individuals in the family of previously sanctioned officials who “the financial network contributed to the unfair interests of military personnel.”
A statement from the Treasury said these sanctions were not directed at the people of Myanmar, but the financial burden of the Myanmar military by separating all 22 designated individuals from assets that may be owned in the United States. Emphasized that it is intended to increase
As a complementary action, the Commerce Department restricted trade exports to four companies that said it supported the ongoing actions of the military.
Commerce has these companies, King Royal Technologies Co. Ltd., which “provides satellite communications services” to the Myanmar military, Wanbao Mining, three copper mining entities financially related to the administration, and its two subsidiaries. Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd. Identified as. And Myanmar Janze Copper Co., Ltd.
All four companies have been blacklisted in the department’s trade blacklist. This is formally called an entity list and, with a few exceptions, restricts US exports to entities on the list.
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke at a press conference at the White House in Washington on April 7, 2021.
“We provide other sources of income for like-minded allies and partners to charge these four organizations to support the oppressive and undemocratic activities of the Burmese army,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. We continue to encourage them to join the United States to limit it. ” Friday statement. “The US government will continue to promote accountability to the perpetrators of the coup and confront the Burmese people and their democratic institutions.”
Tightening of regulations will occur just days after the United Nations announces the latest updates on ongoing violence against Myanmar citizens.
According to the report, the military killed at least 883 unarmed people and detained more than 5,200 activists, journalists and coup opponents. An additional 2,000 people with valid arrest warrants are hiding.
“Myanmar’s UN team continues to strongly condemn the widespread use of deadly forces and other serious human rights abuses,” said UN spokesman Stephen Dujaric. “Our colleagues emphasize that the use of excessive force by security forces, including the use of live ammunition, must be stopped and must be stopped now.”
Myanmar troops overthrow the government of the newly elected National League for Democracy in February on the grounds that the election results are fraudulent.
The national election committee rejected allegations of military fraud.
Despite the lack of evidence, the military overtook the government by calling an article from the country’s 2008 Constitution that allowed it to declare a state of emergency for a year.
During the coup, the military arrested Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for his efforts to democratize the country.
In June, 119 UN member states, including the United States, officially condemned the coup.
Some information in this report was provided by The Associated Press and Reuters.
U.S. Targets Myanmar Army in Another Sanctions Round
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