London, 1 April (EFE). – British Foreign Minister Dominic Rab on Thursday announced new measures against Burma’s regime by implementing sanctions against the Burma Economic Corporation (MEC), a military-linked trading group.
A note from the Ministry of External Affairs states that in the case of human rights violations in the country, sanctions against the MEC will be immediately implemented to provide funds to the armed forces.
With these restrictions, anyone will be prevented from dealing with money or economic resources that are owned or controlled by the sanctioned organization.
In addition to this measure, the Rab announced the allocation of funds of 585,000 euros to strengthen an international mechanism aimed at collecting and investigating serious human rights violations in Burma.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has established the so-called “independent investigation mechanism on Burma” to gather evidence on human rights violations.
In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, Rab said today, “Two months after the start of the coup, the Burmese army is at a low point for the continued killing of innocent people, including children.”
The designation of the MEC said in response to the evidence that it contributed funds to support the Burmese army, known as Tatmadaw.
The MEC Board of Directors primarily consists of serving or retired military personnel, including the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Association of Political Prisoners of Burma (AAPP). EFE
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