US denounces Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

US Ambassador Nikki Haley has denounced Myanmar's government for continuing to make life for Rohingya Muslims "a death sentence".

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.