Australia imposes sanctions on 5 Myanmar military officers

Australia imposes sanctions on 5 Myanmar military officers

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Dhaka – As previously indicated, Australia has imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against five Myanmar military officers responsible for human rights violations committed by units under their command.Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said Australia will continue to support the humanitarian needs of those affected, and to work with Myanmar and their partners in the region to encourage efforts towards a long-term and durable solution to the Rohingya crisis.

“Over recent engagements at the United Nations General Assembly and at the ASEM Summit, I’ve raised Australia’s serious concerns in a series of meetings with international partners and senior officials,” she said in a statement shared by Australian High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Minister Payne said the Rohingya crisis is the largest humanitarian crisis in Australia’s region. “The recent UN Fact-Finding Mission found that war crimes, crimes against humanity, and likely genocide had occurred in Rakhine State.”

“I also met recently with the International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer to discuss international efforts to alleviate the humanitarian impacts,” she said.UNB

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