UK joins US and Canada in coordinated action against Myanmar military regime, targeting individuals responsible for undermining democracy and rule of law.
new UK sanctions against military regime enforced in joint action with allies
three individuals targeted for their involvement in undermining democracy and the rule of law
Foreign Secretary condemns the military coup and calls for return to democracy
Announced on the eve of the 1-year anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, the UK has designated new sanctions against 3 key members of the regime who have been instrumental in suppressing democracy and stifling opposition voices.
In coordination with the United States and Canada, new sanctions will be brought against:
Dr Thida Oo, Myanmar Attorney General
U Thein Soe, Chair of the Union Election Commission
U Tin Oo, the Chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission
All 3 individuals are responsible for disregarding the Myanmar election results in November 2020 and supporting unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud in an attempt to legitimise the coup.
Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-announces-new-sanctions-against-myanmar-ahead-of-one-year-anniversary-of-coup?fbclid=IwAR0N6uP6LyMpAxgEYPEy8btuVra4YXsBuoPAxqaAckRQbesgnesv04VDxno