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US sanctions on Myanmar military leaders inadequate: UN investigator

Reuters
DHAKA
Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar’s military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday.
The US banned Myanmar military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, three other senior commanders and their families from entering the United States in the strongest steps yet taken by Washington in response to the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Lee said a travel ban was not enough and called for the commanders’ assets to be frozen. “They were never going to travel to the US... let’s be realistic,” she told reporters in Kuala Lumpur. Lee said the sanctions - applied to Min Aung Hlaing, his deputy Soe Win, and brigadier generals Than Oo and Aung Aung - should be extended to two more military leaders.

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