Myanmar: Sanctions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) sanctions have been applied to and (b) assets frozen of those 14 members of the Burmese military responsible for human rights violations.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Fourteen members of Myanmar's military are listed under targeted EU sanctions. These sanctions which continue to apply in the UK for the duration of the Transition period, freeze all assets that these individuals may have in the EU, restrict trade and ban travel to the EU. The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) undertakes an annual review of frozen assets in the UK, requiring all persons or institutions that hold or control frozen assets in the UK to report to OFSI. Her Majesty's Government and OSFI do not disclose the value of frozen assets of individual listed persons. These targeted sanctions play an important role in underlining the UK's commitment to human rights, challenging impunity and deterring future violations and abuses. Myanmar is also subject to an EU Arms Embargo.

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