The United Kingdom and Canada on Thursday imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s ruling generals on charges of human rights violations, following the military coup in the Southeast Asian country. According to the reports, Britain said it would impose travel bans on three Generals. Meanwhile, Canada said it would take action against nine military officers.
Meanwhile, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said, “We, alongside our international allies, will hold the Myanmar military to account for their violations of human rights and pursue justice for the Myanmar people.”
Britain banned military leader Min Aung Hlaing over human rights abuses:
Let me tell you that before that Britain had earlier banned military leader Min Aung Hlaing. The UK imposed sanctions on him over human rights abuses on Rohingya and other ethnic minority groups. According to a report, the sanctions imposed on military generals include Min Aung Hlaing and Mya Tun Oo.
Canadian foreign ministry issued a statement in this regard:
In a statement issued by the Canadian foreign ministry, “Following recent measures by the United States, and in coordination with the United Kingdom, the sanctions announced today are part of a united response to send a clear message that Canada will not accept the actions of the Myanmar military and their complete disregard for the will and democratic rights of the people of Myanmar.”
Antony Blinken held talks with three foreign ministers:
At the same time, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, “Secretary of State Antony Blinken had discussed with the three foreign ministers the urgent need to restore the democratically elected government in [Myanmar], and the priority of strengthening democratic resilience in the broader region.”