Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Adds Seven People to Myanmar Sanctions List over Rohingya Crisis

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Adds Seven People to Myanmar Sanctions List over Rohingya Crisis

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More sanctions against Myanmar leaders

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OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says seven Myanmar military leaders have been added to Canada's sanctions list for their role in the Rohingya crisis.

Freeland says the sanctions are a result of the significant role played by senior military officials in the brutal violence and persecution against the Rohingya communities in Myanmar, which has forced more than 720,000 of them to flee their homes.

The same individuals have also been placed under sanctions by the European Union.

Under Canadian law, the sanctions freeze the assets of the people involved and prohibit most business dealings with them.

Canada earlier announced sanctions against Maj.-Gen. Maung Maung Soe, who was described as a senior officer who played a significant role in the Rohingya persecutions. …

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