UN calls for sanctions against firms owned by Myanmar military

The United Nations has called for targeted financial sanctions against a network of companies, including several clothing producers, owned by the military in Myanmar, which the UN says help carry out and finance nationwide human rights violations, including against Rohingya Muslims.

A new report released last month details what the UN said was illicit behaviour by the military’s vast businesses. It warned foreign firms who work with businesses from the military that they could find themselves complicit in international human rights violations.

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