Travel bans and asset freezes are said to put pressure on the military junta in Myanmar. Opponents of the regime called for a strike in the country.
Great Britain, together with the USA and Canada, has launched new sanctions against the military leadership in Myanmar. The government imposed travel bans on leading representatives of the military regime and arranged for the assets of the persons concerned to be frozen, according to the British Foreign Office.
It is responding to the most serious human rights violations, including the persecution and killing of civilians for their religious beliefs, it said.The former Burma has been falling into chaos and violence since a coup on February 1st. The generals had disempowered the de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi and charged with several alleged offenses. This week, the politician was sentenced to several years in prison. Any resistance to the regime is suppressed. There are hardly any mass demonstrations like in the weeks after the coup.
Psychological war against the military dictatorship
According to estimates by the prisoners' aid organization AAPP, around 1,300 people have been killed since February. More than 10,000 were arrested.
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