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EU Imposes New Sanctions on Myanmar as Violence Escalates

Mon 20 Feb 2023 | 10:54 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

The European Union imposed a sixth wave of sanctions on Myanmar officials and companies on Monday in response to the military takeover in 2021 that toppled the duly elected government of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and incited indignation across the world.

The most recent sanctions include limitations on nine individuals and seven businesses that the EU claims are responsible for the country's rising violence and human rights abuses.

The energy minister, senior officers, lawmakers, and well-known entrepreneurs who supported the dictatorship are among those who have been sanctioned.

Also, the Ministry of Defense, a state-owned corporation under its control, and private businesses that provide the military with funding and weapons were all subject to sanctions.

93 people and 18 entities are subject to restrictive measures by the EU. Sanctioned individuals have their assets frozen and are prohibited from entering EU territory.

In addition, the EU has banned military training and collaboration with the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar military, and set export limits on equipment for "monitoring communications which can be used for internal repression."