EU must sanction Burmese timber and gems industry

Timber and gems exports from Burma are worth billions of dollars a year, and now that the military have seized government departments at gunpoint, that money will be going to the military.

This money will help pay for the bullets fired at protestors and the bombs being dropped on ethnic civilians.

Please email EU governments today calling on them to sanction state owned timber and gems companies, and to ban the import of timber and gems into the EU.

More than 700 hundred people have been killed since the coup so far, and the death toll keeps rising.

The European Union should be doing everything it can to make sure European companies are not helping to finance the military. It must sanction the timber and gems industries now.