US sanctions Burmese military on global Magnitsky sanctions list

US Treasury Building.jpgToday, OFAC sanctioned 4 Burmese military and Border Guard Police commanders and 2 Burmese military units for their involvement in “ethnic cleansing in Burma’s Rakhine State and other widespread human rights abuses in Burma’s Kachin and Shan States”.

Burmese military commanders Aung Kyaw Zaw, Khin Maung Soe, Khin Hlaing, and Border Guard Police commander Thura San Lwin, along with the 33rd Light Infantry Division of the Burmese Army and the 99th Light Infantry Division of the Burmese Army, were designated pursuant to Executive Order 13818 (Global Magnitsky). As a result, all the listed persons are now subject to a US asset freeze and, where applicable, a US travel ban. See OFAC Notice and Treasury press release. Aung Kyaw Zaw, Khin Maung Soe and Thura San Lwin are also subject to sanctions in the EU and Canada.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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