It is now more than six months since the European Union brought in any new sanctions against the Burmese military. In that time:
- Hundreds of people have been killed by the military, bringing the total to more than 1,400.
- Thousands of people have been arrested by the military, bringing the total to over 11,300.
- 8,300 political prisoners are in jail today, many facing torture.
- The number of people who have fled their homes since the coup because of threats and attacks by the military has grown to more than 280,000 people.
There is much more that the European Union can do to cut the flow of money to the Burmese military, but while hundreds die and thousands are arrested, the European Union is dithering.
Tell EU Member States to Bring in New Sanctions against the Military