The United States has banned the entry of top Myanmar generals including commander-in-chief and three senior officers into the US over the desecration of human rights against the Rohingya minority.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
According to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, they have proofs about these generals involvement in violent and abuse crackdown of the Rohingya Majority. Meanwhile, the government of Myanmar and its militia has strongly reacted on US sanctions against their top generals.
Brigadier General, Zaw Min Tun suggested that investigations about 2017 violence are still in process. However, Mr. Pompeo revealed US decision follows Commander-in-Chief recent verdict to release soldiers who remained involved in Inn Din village killing in 2017. These soldiers freed after a few months while two Reuters journalists freed in an amnesty after 16 months. These two journalists held over investigating the massacre and charges of stealing state secrets.
Mr. Pompeo criticized the Burmese government for ignoring the responsible persons behind human rights abuses. He said they have evidence about the Burmese military and its commanders who are still doing human rights desecrations. The United States is the first country taking action against this high profile leadership.
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