Britain and Canada imposed asset freezes and travel bans on generals behind Myanmar’s recent coup as protesters, including state railway workers, continued calls Thursday for the release of political prisoners, including civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi . Targeted by Britain were three generals, Myanmar’s Defense Minister Mya Tun Oo, Minister for Home Affairs Soe Htut, and his deputy Than Hlaing. Ottawa blacklisted the defense and home affairs ministers as well as seven other officials, freezing any assets they had in Canada as well as potential financial dealings with them. Already the US had imposed sanctions on the leaders of Myanmar’s February 1 military coup. Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said Ottawa’s move was part of a “united response” over the military’s “disregard” for Myanmar democratic rights. Watch video 02:23 Share New protests in Myanmar Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3pZmn New protests held against Myanmar coup Target ‘pocketbook,’ urges HRW In an interview with DW, Human Rights Watch’s executive director Kenneth Roth said targeting the senior generals meant “going after the businesses that the military owns and that it uses to finance the coup and its repression.” “The junta will listen to their pocketbooks,” said Roth, seemingly referring to… Read full this story
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