Bangladesh Official: US Travel Ban against Myanmar Generals Not Tough Enough

Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugee leaders on Wednesday welcomed a U.S. travel ban on Myanmar’s military chief and three other generals over their alleged roles in a 2017 offensive that killed thousands of stateless Rohingya, but said the American move was not tough enough, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions against Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win, Brig. Gen. Than Oo and Brig. Gen. Aung, top American diplomat said they were deemed responsible for atrocities and “ethnic cleansing” committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State that forced more than 740,000 of them to seek shelter at camps in neighboring Bangladesh.“These human rights violations warrant tougher sanctions. The travel ban is not enough.”............................

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