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.


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