UNSC imposes sanctions on coup leaders
The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on the leaders of last month's coup in Guinea-Bissau and key military officers preventing the return to constitutional rule.
A resolution adopted by the council on Friday named four generals and one lieutenant colonel who will be subject to a travel ban. It established a new sanctions committee which can designate others who should be subject to sanctions.
Guinea-Bissau was just weeks away from holding a presidential runoff election when soldiers attacked the front-runner's home and arrested him along with the country's interim president on April 12.
The resolution demands that "the military command takes immediate steps to restore and respect constitutional order."