By: Ana Chauhan, Daily Digest Editor, The Pawprint
Joe Biden, the new president of the United States of America, has approved an executive order to impose sanctions on the leaders of the Myanmar military coup.
This action will be targeting military leaders, their family members, and businesses linked to them.
Tens of thousands of individuals have joined protests against the coup, which overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government.
The sanctions come as Mya Thwe Thwe Kaing was shot in the head during the protests and is fighting for her life in a hospital at the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.
President Biden has stated that violence against protesters is unacceptable. He is calling for the coup to be reversed and the release of civilian leaders such as Ms Suu Kyi. This is Biden’s first use of sanctions since he came into office last month.