Australia slaps sanctions on Myanmar army top brass

FILE PHOTO: A security officer attempts to control Rohingya refugees waiting to receive aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo

SYDNEY/YANGON (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh last year, according to […]

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