Australia strikes Burmese generals with sanctions over Rohingya crisis

AUSTRALIA has imposed sanctions and travel bans on five Burmese (Myanmar) generals said to be responsible for atrocities committed during the country’s crackdown on insurgents from the Rohingya Muslim minority last year. On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Marise Payne issued a statement on the sanctions following Australia’s announcement that it would likely take action on the matter last month. “I have now imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against five Myanmar military officers responsible for human rights violations committed by units under their command,” she said, as quoted by ABC. The sanctions against the generals are the latest in wake of the crisis that prompted 700,000 people from the marginalised Rohingya group to flee for refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh and several other Southeast Asian countries. SEE ALSO: Burma president intervenes in case of three jailed journalists  Previously, the European Union, and the United Kingdom and the United States had imposed...


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