U.S. imposes human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh

The United States on Friday imposed extensive human rights-related sanctions on dozens of people and entities tied to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh, and added Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime Group to an investment blacklist. Canada and the United Kingdom joined the United States in imposing sanctions related to human rights abuses in Myanmar,… Read More U.S. imposes human rights sanctions on China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh

U.S. journalist Danny Fenster leaves Myanmar following release from detention

American journalist Danny Fenster was released from prison on Monday in Myanmar and has left the country, his employer and family said, following negotiations between former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson and the ruling military junta. Fenster, 37, the managing editor of independent online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday… Read More U.S. journalist Danny Fenster leaves Myanmar following release from detention

Myanmar court jails U.S. journalist Danny Fenster for eleven years

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday jailed American journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years, his lawyer and his employer said, despite U.S. calls for his release from what it said was unjust detention. Fenster, 37, the managing editor of online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was found guilty of incitement and violations of immigration and unlawful… Read More Myanmar court jails U.S. journalist Danny Fenster for eleven years

Two Myanmar men arrested in U.S. over plot to harm UN envoy

Two Myanmar citizens have been arrested in New York state for plotting with an arms dealer in Thailand – who sells weapons to the Burmese military – to kill or injure Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. authorities said on Friday. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, who represents Myanmar’s elected civilian government which was overthrown… Read More Two Myanmar men arrested in U.S. over plot to harm UN envoy

U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its coup and violent crackdown on protesters. Senators Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and four others urged Secretary… Read More U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

U.S., Britain impose sanctions on companies controlled by Myanmar military

The United States and Britain imposed sanctions on conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military on Thursday, following the generals’ February 1 coup and deadly crackdown, with Washington calling it a response to “abhorrent violence and abuses.” The U.S. Treasury department said its sanctions targeted Myanmar Economic Holdings Public Company Ltd (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation Ltd… Read More U.S., Britain impose sanctions on companies controlled by Myanmar military

U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist

The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar’s army for its February 1 coup, adding the country’s ministries of defense and home affairs and its top military conglomerates to a trade blacklist. Washington has also subjected Myanmar to ‘military end use’ export control restrictions, requiring its U.S. suppliers to seek difficult-to-obtain U.S.… Read More U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist