July 17, 2019

The United States has imposed sanctions on Min Aung Hlaing and three of Burma’s highest-ranking generals for their roles in the atrocities carried out against Rohingya Muslims since 2017. The four generals and their immediate family members will be barred from entering the US.

Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, said the travel ban was far too weak a response. He said the United States could have brought the generals before an ad hoc tribunal, backed an arms embargo or imposed stronger sanctions on military-owned companies.

“Essentially this is a holiday ban,” he said. “Limiting Min Aung Hlaing’s holiday options is not a proportionate response to genocide.”

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