Justice For Myanmar welcomes Canadian, UK & US sanctions on Myanmar military entities and military junta members

December 11, 2021

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December 11, 2021, Myanmar: Justice For Myanmar welcomes the latest round of targeted sanctions imposed on the Myanmar military junta on Human Rights Day by Canada, the UK and the USA. These designations include the army’s Office of the Quartermaster General, the army’s Directorate of Defence Industries and the Myanmar War Veterans Organisation by Canada, the UK and USA; and the army’s Directorate of Procurement by Canada and the UK. The US has also sanctioned junta chief ministers Khat Htein Nan of Kachin, Saw Myint Oo of Karen, Myo Swe Win of Bago and Maung Ko of Mandalay.

Justice For Myanmar spokesperson Yadanar Maung says: “These latest sanctions are an essential step to cut the continued flow of revenue and arms to the Myanmar military, in order to stop its campaign of terror against the people. But more targeted sanctions are still urgently needed to end the junta’s access to revenue and arms, notably against Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and the military’s network of private arms brokers. The current designations are not a strong enough response to the junta’s extreme violence. The EU, Australia, Japan, South Korea and India must also take concrete action against the Myanmar military junta without further delay. The international community must stop legitimising the Myanmar military junta. Justice For Myanmar reiterates calls for a global arms embargo and for the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court.”

Note to editors

See Justice For Myanmar’s list of Myanmar military-controlled businesses and associates that require targeted sanctions: https://www.justiceformyanmar.org/stories/myanmar-military-controlled-businesses-associates-that-require-targeted-sanctions

See the latest Canadian sanctions announcement: https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2021/12/backgrounder-additional-myanmar-sanctions.html

See the latest UK sanctions announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-uk-sanctions-target-human-rights-violations-and-abuses-in-myanmar-and-pakistan

See the latest US sanctions announcement: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0526

Justice For Myanmar, a group of covert activists campaigning for justice and accountability for the people of Myanmar, is calling for an end to military business and for federal democracy and a sustainable peace.


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