July 17, 2019

The US State Department announced that it has barred several senior Burmese military officials from entering the United States, over a lack of accountability for atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims.

Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, said the ban would have little effect and more needed to be done to hold those guilty of atrocities to account, such as an ad-hoc tribunal or sanctions.

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

Read Tamil Guardian report

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