U.S. joins UK and Canada to sanction individuals linked to Burmese army


The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on seven individuals and two groups related to Burma’s junta on Monday in collaboration with the United Kingdom and Canada, ahead of the first anniversary of the February military coup in Burma. Said.

Among those sanctioned are Federal Attorney General Tida Wu and Supreme Court Secretary Tun Tun on the role of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in prosecution, which was recorded by the military government’s “political motives.” There is Tun Tun, the chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Tin Wu. US Treasury statement..

“We will coordinate these actions with the United Kingdom and Canada to show the strong support of the international community for the Burmese people and further promote accountability for the coup and violence carried out by the administration,” said Antony Blinken. US Secretary of State Said..

The three countries also imposed sanctions on KT Services and Logistics Co. Ltd., its CEO, Jonathan Myo Kyaw Thaung, who allegedly provided financial support to the military government, and the Military Procurement Bureau.

Washington also has two people, Tiza, who owns “multiple companies known to provide equipment and services, including weapons, to the Burmese army,” and “Immeasurable in Tiza’s business deal with the Burmese army.” Sanctioned an adult son.

“We will continue to target coups and those responsible for ongoing violence, those who have achieved the administration’s brutal crackdown, and their financial supporters,” said Brian E. Nelson, Treasury Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Said In the statement.

Sanctioned individuals freeze their assets in the United States and are banned from doing business with Americans.

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Riot police officers detained demonstrators on March 19, 2021 during a protest against a military coup in Yangon, Burma. (Stringer / Reuters)

The military government expelled the elected civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, 2021, causing protests and clashes between Burmese troops, also known as Myanmar, and ethnic minority rebels.

At least 1,500 people have been killed since the military seized power. Of the 11,787 people who were arbitrarily detained for opposition to the military through peaceful protests and online activities, 8,792 were detained and at least 290 died as a result of torture, according to the United Nations.

Michelle Bachelet, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said there were reports of a military regime’s “clearance operation” targeting villagers, indiscriminate attacks by air strikes, and the use of heavy weapons in densely populated areas.

“A year after the military seized power, the Myanmar people, who paid high costs for both life and lost freedom, continued to relentlessly insist on democracy,” Bashlett said. Said In the statement.

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People are seeing smoke believed to have been caused by a factory fire on March 14, 2021, during a crackdown on security forces against anti-coup d’etat protesters at Hlaingthaya in Yangon, Burma. (Stringer / Reuters)

US Embassy in Burma on Monday issued A joint statement by the senior representative of the European Union and the foreign ministers of nine countries. Calls on the Burmese junta to engage in constructive dialogue with all parties involved and end violence.

Nine countries include Albania, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“We will immediately end the state of emergency, allow unobstructed humanitarian access, release all arbitrary detainees, including foreigners, and swiftly return the country to the democratic process. I repeat the call. “

Aldograph Redley

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.