EU sanctions 7 Burmese military officials over human rights abuses

Today (21 December), the EU added 7 people to its Myanmar/Burma sanctions list (asset freezes and travel bans). The sanctioned individuals are part of the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) and the border guard police, and were listed for “serious human rights violations committed against the Rohingya population, ethnic minority villagers or civilians”. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/2054, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2053, and EU Press Release.

The 7 individuals: Ba Kyaw; Tun Naing; Khin Hlaing; Aung Myo Thu; Thant Zaw Win; Kyaw Chay; and Nyi Nyi Swe.

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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