Australia slaps sanctions on 5 top Myanmar army officers

MNA Exclusive Desk: Australia has imposed sanctions and travel bans on five Myanmar military generals accused of leading last year’s violent crackdown on the country’s Rohingya.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne made the announcement in a statement after indicating last month that Australia was likely to take action.

“I have now imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against five Myanmar military officers responsible for human rights violations committed by units under their command,” she said.

It comes after the United Nations fact-finding mission to Myanmar released a report accusing the military of a systematic campaign targeting civilians that included mass rapes and enforced disappearances.


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