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US ban on Burma army chief not enough, says UN

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19.07.2019

A US travel ban on Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not go far enough, a UN rights investigator said Thursday.

The sanctions announced Tuesday were the strongest censure yet from a Western power since the army launched its offensive against the stateless minority in August 2017 following attacks on police posts.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said army chief Min Aung Hlaing and the other officers were responsible for human rights violations — including extrajudicial killings during the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya when more than 740,000 were driven into Bangladesh.

But the United........

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