June 25, 2018

The EU has imposed sanctions on seven regional Myanmar military and police officers over alleged atrocities against Muslim Rohingya — but stopped short of targeting top national commanders including the head of the military, Min Aung Hlaing.

Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, told the FT: “In effect, the entire EU response to what is probably genocide of the Rohingya is to stop seven soldiers and police officers shopping in the EU. It is hard to see how EU officials can truly believe this is an adequate response to what has taken place.”

Read Financial Times article (behind paywall)

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