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Burma: War Crimes

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 907359, tabled on 30 October 2018

Whether he plans to support sanctions on the leaders of the Myanmar armed forces and Government as a result of alleged recent war crimes in that country.

Answered on

30 October 2018

The Foreign Secretary visited Burma in September, including Rakhine. The situation is grave. He met Aung San Suu Kyi and told her clear accountability for those responsible for atrocities was critical. The UK initiated the EU’s new sanctions on seven military commanders and a strengthened arms embargo. The Foreign Secretary told the Foreign Affairs Council we would likely need to take further action in response to the UN Fact Finding Mission report. We are now discussing options for further EU sanctions with member states, including whether to sanction the Commander-in-Chief and his Deputy.

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