US Treasury Sanctions 22 Individuals Linked to Burmese Military

By Reuters
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July 2, 2021 Updated: July 2, 2021

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on 22 people linked to Burma’s military regime and warned of further “increasing costs” over what it called “the military’s suppression of democracy and campaign of brutal violence against” its people.

The move comes as the U.S. Commerce Department separately on Friday blacklisted four companies for what it said was their support of Burma’s military.

Burma is also known as Myanmar.

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Susan Heavey

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