EU Sanctions Myanmar Junta Cabinet Ministers, Attorney General

The European Union (EU) imposed sanctions on Monday on eight Myanmar officials – including the country’s police and navy chiefs – responsible for deadly crackdowns on pro-democracy protests and for cutting the internet in the wake of the junta’s Feb. 1 coup.

The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes on the attorney general, five ministers and two deputy ministers and are the third round of restrictions imposed by the EU since the military takeover.

Three “economic entities” active in the gems and timber sectors, either state-owned or controlled by the military, have also had their assets frozen “to restrict the junta’s ability to profit from Myanmar’s natural resources.”

Also sanctioned is the War Veterans Organization, which provides support to former members of the Myanmar military.

Source: EU Sanctions Myanmar Junta Cabinet Ministers, Attorney General