Australia sanctions five officers in Myanmar’s military over Rohingya

Australia has imposed sanctions against five military officers of Myanmar's who are accused of overseeing barbaric violence against the Rohingya.

Australia also announced that it would freeze the assets of officers including a lieutenant general who commanded a special operations group believed to be behind atrocities.

The five, who are believed to have stepped down from their posts, will also be banned from travelling to Australia.

Meanwhile, UN in its recent report accused Myanmar's military of "genocidal intent" and called for its commander-in-chief and the five generals to be prosecuted under international law.

Source: Radio Pakistan