KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – 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, U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday.
The United States 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.
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But Lee said a travel ban was not enough and called for freezing the assets of the commanders.
“(The ban) does not go far enough and it should go further, and the parameters of those sanctions should go further too,” she told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.
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“They were never going to travel to the U.S… let’s be realistic.”
Lee said the sanctions – which covered Min Aung Hlaing, his deputy Soe Win, and brigadier generals Than Oo and Aung Aung – should also be extended to two more military leaders identified in a U.N. investigators...
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