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Dec 21, 2017 | 18:03 GMT

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U.S.: Washington Sanctions Myanmar General, Others

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration imposed sanctions on Myanmar general Maung Maung Soe and twelve others for alleged human rights abuses, ABC News reported Dec. 21. Included in the group of sanctioned individuals are former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh, the daughter of late Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov and the son of Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika. The sanctions against Maung Maung Soe are a shift from U.S. foreign policy over the past five years to foster closer relations with Myanmar, including easing economic and political sanctions against the country in 2012 for its democratic efforts. Since August, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to Bangladesh to escape the military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine province. 

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