The frozen assets are equivalent to just over 8 billion Swedish kronor, and with the issuance of a so-called presidential decree, the US president is shutting down Congress in the country.
“Today, I call once again on the Myanmar military to immediately release the political leaders and democratic activists who are now holding them, such as Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint, the president,” Biden said.
The army arrested and kidnapped the country’s leaders, Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu KyiAnd many members of the government.
Protests erupted and protesters faced both shooting And the Water cannons. Social media Has been blocked The military has also introduced a bill that has been criticized for restricting internet service providers and digital traffic control, according to Reuters.
Spokespeople for internet provider MyanmarNet and mobile operator Telenor told the news agency that they had not heard of the bill.
The European Union wants the United Nations to be condemned
According to Joe Biden, the US will also restrict trade with Myanmar, and the president is inviting more countries to celebrate the Myanmar junta’s seizure of power just over a week ago.
The European Union condemned the coup and called on the army to release the detained protesters. Since 2018, there have been sanctions against Myanmar and according to Reuters, the union is also calling on the United Nations to condemn the coup.
Minorities are persecuted and killed
The military seized power in Myanmar in 1962 and ruled the country until 2010. Minorities such as the Rohingya Muslims have been subjected to violent persecution and, according to the United Nations, the generals should On charges of genocide.