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Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 15:43
US imposes sanctions against two more Myanmar military officials
By Xinhua
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 15:43 By Xinhua

Police security forces stand guard behind a barricaded section of Sule Pagoda Road in Yangon, Myanmar Saturday, Feb 20, 2021. (PHOTO / AP)

WASHINGTON - The United States imposed sanctions against two Myanmar military officials on Monday.

A one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar after President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained by the military on Feb 1

The US Department of the Treasury said in a statement that it had designated two more military officials, both of whom were members of Myanmar's State Administration Council.

Earlier this month, the United States had designated 10 current and former military officials and blacklisted three entities related to the military or security forces of Myanmar.

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A one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar after President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, along with other officials from National League for Democracy (NLD), were detained by the military on Feb 1.

The military had alleged that there was massive voting fraud in the country's November 2020 general elections, which saw the NLD win a majority of seats in both houses of parliament.

Myanmar's Union Election Commission dismissed the allegation.

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Earlier this month, the State Administration Council reformed the Union Election Commission, taking steps to review the process of the general elections. 

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