Myanmar’s government has been accused of handing Rohingya Muslims a “death sentence”.
The damning words come from the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.
A group of US senators is intent on introducing sanctions against Myanmar’s military leaders – aimed at those implicated in abuses against Rohingya residents in Rakhine state.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled the country since a violent military crackdown.
Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC.
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