About a thousand ethnic Rohingya have pushed into Bangladesh after coming under fire from soldiers in Myanmar. At least 100 were killed last week after Rohingya militants attacked Myanmar government forces.
The EU has extended an arms embargo on Myanmar and prepared a framework for targeted sanctions over human rights abuses. Human rights organizations and the United Nations have accused Myanmar of "ethnic cleansing."
Myanmar has said it repatriated the first five of some 700,000 Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh during last year's military crackdown. It comes despite UN warnings that Myanmar is not ready for their return.
Myanmar's army has sentenced seven soldiers to 10 years hard labor for the killing of 10 Rohingya people during last year's military assault. The International Criminal Court is seeking jurisdiction over deportations.
Since 2013, Islamist assailants wielding machetes and knives have killed more than 30 people in Bangladesh. The targeted attacks on liberal bloggers, freethinkers and atheists have created a climate of repression.
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