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US Hits Myanmar With Fresh Sanctions Over 'Repression' of Anti-coup Protests

Representative image.

Representative image.

The US Treasury placed sanctions on Police Chief Than Hlaing and Lieutenant General Aung Soe.

The United States targeted Myanmar’s police chief and an army special operations commander with sanctions on Monday over the government’s deadly tactics in putting down pro-democracy protests.

The US Treasury placed sanctions on Police Chief Than Hlaing and Lieutenant General Aung Soe, saying both were responsible for using lethal force that has left scores dead in recent weeks.

first published:March 22, 2021, 21:48 IST