Senate committee approves sanctions bill against Burma


On February 12th, the US Committee on Foreign Relations has approved a bill (Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2017) providing for economic sanctions and travel ban against Burmese military officials responsible for human rights violations against the Rohingya community.

The bill also plans to limit military cooperation unless the Burmese military demonstrates significant progress in respect of human rights standards. The bill must now be passed by the Senate.

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