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OFSI adds 3 to Burma sanctions program

UK regulators added the following 3 persons to their Burma sanctions program:

1. HTUT, Soe
Title: Lt. General DOB: –/03/1960. POB: Myanmar Nationality: Myanmar Address: Myanmar. Position: Minister for Home Affairs Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BUR0015. Lt-Gen Soe Htut graduated from Intake 64 of the Myanmar military’s Officer Training School. Became a regional commander in 2010. (UK Statement of Reasons): Soe Htut was appointed Minister for Home Affairs, on 1 February 2020. He was Home Affairs Minister during the coup, on 1 February, when Tatmadaw security forces (including the police) were directed to detain MPs and civil society figures. The Minister for Home Affairs is responsible for the Myanmar Police Force, Fire Service and Prison Service. The police in Myanmar have committed serious human rights violations since 1 February 2021 including killing a civilian protesting against the military coup, preventing and disbanding assemblies, the arbitrary arrest and detention of opposition leaders and opponents of the coup, and preventing freedom of expression by opponents of the coup. The Ministry for Home Affairs has, as two of its functions State Security and Law and Order. Directing and managing the police force is directly under Soe Htut’s command as Minister for Home Affairs. As such, we have strong reason to suspect that Lt. General Soe Htut has command responsibility for these violations. (Gender): Male Listed on: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14056.
2. HLAING, Than
Title: Lieutenant-General POB: Myanmar Nationality: Myanmar Address: Myanmar. Position: (1) Deputy Minister for Home Affairs (2) Chief of Police Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BUR0016 (UK Statement of Reasons): Following the coup, of 1 February 2021, during which Myanmar’s military seized power from civilian leaders, Than Hlaing was appointed Deputy Minister for Home Affairs and Chief of the Myanmar Police Force. The police in Myanmar have committed serious human rights violations since 1 February 2021 including killing a civilian protestor against the coup, preventing and disbanding assemblies, the arbitrary arrest and detention of opposition leaders and supporters, and preventing freedom of expression by opponents of the coup. As Deputy Minister for Home Affairs and Chief of the Myanmar Police Force we have strong reason to suspect that Lt. General Than Hlaing has command responsibility for these serious human rights violations. (Gender): Male Listed on: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14057.
3. OO, Mya Tun
Title: General DOB: 05/05/1961. POB: Myanmar a.k.a: OO, Mya, Htun Nationality: Myanmar Address: Myanmar. Position: (1) Minister of Defence (2) State Administration Council Member Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BUR0017. Joined Military 1980. Rapid rise to General 26 August 2016 (Chief of General Staff, Army, Navy and Air Force). (UK Statement of Reasons): Following the coup against the democratically elected government by the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) on 31 January, General Mya Tun Oo was appointed Minister of Defence on 1 February. The Minister of Defence is responsible for the Tatmadaw, which includes the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Tatmadaw have committed serious human rights violations in Myanmar since 1 February 2021 including prohibiting freedom of assembly, the arbitrary arrest and detention of opposition leaders and opponents of the coup, violence against protesters – including the use of water cannon and rubber and live ammunition – and preventing use of the internet. As the Minister of Defence, General Mya Tun Oo has command responsibility for these violations and can therefore be held responsible for these actions. (Gender): Male Listed on: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14058.
Again, FCDO added them to the UK Sanctions List, then OFSI added them to the Consolidated List.

Note: the link to this notice in the email from OFSI did not work properly (took you to the Feb. 1 Zimbabwe notice), but I was able to get this from the program page, a link to which was also in the email.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Burma Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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