The United Kingdom and Canada impose sanctions on military personnel responsible for serious human rights violations following the coup détat in Myanmar. Three generals are not welcome in the UK and their assets are frozen, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab announced.
It concerns the Minister of Defence and the Minister and Deputy Minister for the Interior. There were already 16 other soldiers on the British sanctioning list. , “We are clear that we will act to make those who violate human rights accountable,” says Raab. , “We stand behind the Myanmar people”.
US and EU
Canada announced sanctions against nine soldiers, in consultation with the UK. The EU has punitive measures in preparation. The US has already imposed sanctions on a series of top military due to the coup on February 1. President Joe Biden, like many other countries, demands that the military immediately return power to the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. They believe that they and other leaders and activists should be released.
In Myanmar there was again massive demonstration in several cities on Thursday. Security forces once again fought hard against protesters. According to London, all kinds of rights and freedoms are violated.
Foreign Ministers of the US, India, Japan and Australia called on the military junta to return to democracy on Thursday.