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U.S. imposes travel restrictions on Myanmar military leaders over ‘atrocities’

Rohingya children walk around the scene of a landslide July 7 at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Str/AFP/Getty Images)

July 16 -- The Washington Post

The Trump administration has banned senior military officials in Myanmar from traveling to the United States for what it calls “gross violations of human rights” and “atrocities” against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

A government crackdown in the country has prompted international condemnation and driven more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh, a number that continues to rise amid ongoing violence.

The measures target the Myanmar government’s commander in chief, Min Aung Hlaing; deputy commander in chief, Soe Win; and two brigadier generals, Than Oo and Aung Aung. U.S. officials said that no other government in the world has taken public action against military leaders in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma.

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