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EU Initiates Sanctions on Niger’s Military Junta

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EU Initiates Sanctions on Niger’s Military Junta

The European Union has begun steps to impose sanctions on members of Niger’s military junta, three months after they took power in a coup.

The EU Council announced on Monday that it had “adopted a framework” that will allow it to impose sanctions on “individuals and entities responsible for actions that threaten the peace, stability and security of Niger”.

The council also said that the sanctions will apply to individuals who undermine Niger’s constitutional order, democracy or rule of law, as well as individuals who commit human rights violations or abuses.

The sanctions will include travel bans, asset freezes and bans on the provision of funds to sanctioned individuals.

The EU, however, said that it would allow humanitarian exemptions to asset freeze measures.

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