EU weighs new sanctions against Myanmar over Rohingya

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Sanctions could target top officials or businesses linked to country’s military.

  • Simon Marks
  • Politico

Several EU countries are considering expanding sanctions against Myanmar in the wake of calls from the United Nations for senior military officials from the country to be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya population.

Supporters of detained Myanmar journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo march during a rally in Yangon demanding for their release on September 1, 2018. - The two Reuters journalists in Myanmar accused of breaking a state secrets law while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims face verdict on September 3. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of detained Myanmar journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo march during a rally in Yangon demanding for their release on September 1, 2018. – The two Reuters journalists in Myanmar accused of breaking a state secrets law while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims face verdict on September 3. (Photo by – / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

The EU has already placed sanctions — including a travel ban and asset freezes — on seven senior officials accused of committing serious human rights abuses against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

But mounting evidence of human rights violations — coupled with the…

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