Two men have been sentenced to death in connection with the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman that ignited weeks of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar’s far-west Rakhine province.

The incident sparked a wave of violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority, killing at least 50 people, displacing thousands of others and destroying hundreds of homes across the state.

Some Rohingya, desperate to flee the violence, were prohibited from entering neighboring Bangladesh by sea vessels.

Rakhine has been under a state of emergency since June 10, with the military quelling any further disturbances.