Burma’s military government’s forceful crackdown on anti-coup demonstrations has drawn global attention. The U.S. Treasury Department announced a new round of sanctions on Monday (17), sanctioning one entity and 16 people. The U.S. Treasury Department also said that the United Kingdom and Canada also at the same time sanctions related entities and people.
The Treasury Department said that 13 of the 16 sanctioned individuals are prominent members of the Burmese military government and are responsible for ongoing attacks on civilians, including the killing of children, while the remaining three are adult children of senior Burmese military officers. The sanctioned entity is the Myanmar State Management Committee, created by the country’s military government in February to replace the ousted democratically elected government.
The director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said the Burmese junta continues to violate human rights and oppress the Burmese people, and this action demonstrates the U.S. commitment to work with international partners to keep pressure on the junta.