US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military government and kerosene – JURIST

The US State Department on Friday imposed more sanctions on Myanmar, joining other nations in their efforts to condemn human rights abuses and violence that have erupted in the country in the two years since the military coup.

The sanctions apply to two individuals and six companies, according to a statement from the US State Department. The people are Tun Min Latt, a Burmese businessman, and his wife, Win Min Soe. The sanctions also affect three companies that Latt controls or owns.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said of the sanctions: “The actions we are taking today continue to be consistent with those taken by Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom.”

The US Treasury Department is also imposing sanctions and a sanctions alert on Burma jet fuel. The alert informs individuals, businesses and others of the sanctions against kerosene. The alert will also discuss the risks associated with supplying jet fuel to Myanmar’s military regime. The action comes after a human rights group released a report in February condemning the US’s inconsistent treatment of the Myanmar junta, particularly in relation to the junta-controlled Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).


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