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Western nations are preparing for tougher sanctions on Myanmar’s junta government


Human Land Desk

World land (5 hours ago) February 23, 2021, Tuesday, 11:12 p.m. Last updated: 1:40 p.m.

The European Union (EU) has said it is considering imposing sanctions on Myanmar. The United States has also punished two other generals involved in the military coup in Myanmar. Meanwhile, several other Western countries are pressuring the junta government not to attack pro-democracy activists. This was reported by the news agency Reuters.
A blockade-strike was observed across Myanmar last Monday. Despite the junta’s death threats, the country’s businesses were closed on the day. Tom Andrews, a UN reporter, said millions of people had joined the movement, ignoring threats from the junta. The generals are losing power. The more the people stand up, the weaker their power will become. On Tuesday, a strong movement is going on across the country.
The heads of government of the European Union countries have condemned the coup on February 1. They immediately expressed support for the release of democratic leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. “We will not stand still,” said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. If diplomatic talks fail, we will impose sanctions. The sanctions that the European Union is considering will have a severe impact on businesses controlled by Myanmar’s military.
So far, three protesters have been killed in Myanmar. Two people were killed in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, and one woman was shot dead by police in the capital. The Myanmar army also said one police officer had been killed.





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