• Myanmar: thousands again on the streets in Yangon against the coup

  • Coup in Myanmar.

    Aung Sang Suu Kyi arrested

  • Myanmar, protesters in the square in Yangon

  • Myanmar, Suu Kyi indicted for "illegal possession" of walkie-talkies: she faces 3 years in prison


February 10, 2021 Joe Biden calls for the immediate release of Myanmar leader San Suu Kyi and other activists arrested by the coup military.

He said this by announcing sanctions against the perpetrators of the coup, the military junta that took power in Burma, and threatening further retaliatory measures.

Also sanction some companies and entities involved.

The military leaders responsible for the coup in Myanmar "immediately release the democratic political leaders, the detained activists, including Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Miynt".

This is the warning renewed by US President Joe Biden in a statement from the White House, during which he once again asked, before announcing the sanctions, "an immediate return to democracy" in the country.

The United States sanctions those responsible for the coup in Myanmar last February 1st.

In a speech from the White House, President Joe Biden announced "the approval of an executive order to immediately sanction the military leaders who led the coup, affecting their financial interests and those of their families."

Biden explained that "in the first round a strong limit will be imposed on exports and assets in the US will be frozen" of the military leadership.

"We are ready for additional measures," the president said, urging other countries to "join in this effort".