June 26, 2018: EU, HMT add to Burma sanctions

On June 26th, Her Majesty’s Treasury implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/898 by adding the following persons: 

AUNG Aung

Title: Brigadier General National Identification no: BC 23750 Position: Commander of the 33rd Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13686.

LWIN Thura San

Title: Brigadier General DOB: –/–/1957. Other Information: Brigadier General Thura San Lwin was the Commander of the Border Guard Police from October 2016 until early October 2017. Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13692.

OO Than

Title: Brigadier General DOB: 12/10/1973. National Identification no: BC

25723 Position: Commander of the 99th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13684.

OO Thant Zin

Position: Commander of the 8th Security Police Battalion. Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13693.

SOE Khin Maung

Title: Major General Position: Commander of the 15th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13689.

SOE Maung Maung

Title: Major General DOB: –/03/1964. National Identification no: Tatmadaw Kyee 19571 Other Information: Major General Maung Maung Soe was the Commander of the Western Command of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from October 2016 to 10 November 2017. Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13682.

ZAW Aung Kyaw

Title: Lieutenant General DOB: 20/08/1961. Passport Details: Passport No: DM000826 Date of issue 22 November 2011 – Date of expiry 21 November 2021 National Identification no: BC 17444 Other Information: Lieutenant General Aung Kyaw Zaw was the Commander of the Bureau of Special Operations No.3 of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from August 2015 to the end of 2017. Listed on: 26/06/2018 Last Updated: 26/06/2018 Group ID: 13681.

to the Burma sanctions program, which are the first designations under the revived program.

And the EU issued the following press release the previous day:

 
 
 
 
 
 
Council of the European Union  
 
25/6/2018 | PRESS RELEASE

 

Myanmar/Burma: EU sanctions 7 senior military, border guard and police officials responsible for or associated with serious human rights violations against Rohingya population

 

On 25 June, the Council placed 7 individuals under restrictive measures in light of the situation in Myanmar/Burma. These sanctions consist of an asset freeze and a travel ban.

The individuals subject to sanctions are Myanmar/Burma army (Tatmadaw), border guard and police officials, listed because of their involvement in or association with atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against the Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017. These violations include unlawful killings, sexual violence and the systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

On 26 April 2018, the Council extended and strengthened the EU’s arms embargo on Myanmar/Burma and prohibited the provision of military training to, and military cooperation with, the Myanmar/Burma army. It also adopted a legal framework for targeted restrictive measures against certain persons from the Myanmar armed forces (Tatmadaw) and the border guard police, making it possible, should crimes continue to go unpunished, to impose individual sanctions.

As stated in its conclusions of 26 February 2018, the Council calls upon the government of Myanmar/Burma and the security forces to ensure that security, the rule of law and accountability prevail in Myanmar/Burma, including in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States. The Council will monitor the situation in Myanmar/Burma closely and will keep its decision under constant review, including the possibility of further targeted restrictive measures.

The legal acts adopted today, including the names of the individuals concerned by the sanctions, are published in the Official Journal of 25 June 2018.

Links:

HMT Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/898

EU Press Release

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