In June, we discussed Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who has been detained for over 13 years by the Burmese regime for campaigning for human rights and democracy in Burma. On May 18th Aung San Suu Kyi was put on trial, charged with breaching the terms of her house arrest after an American man, John Yettaw, swam to her house and refused to leave. The dictatorship are using the visit as an opportunity to extend her detention, which was expected to expire this month. Her trial is ongoing and she could face a further five years in detention.
UPDATE: Just announced today, a government official says the Myanmar court expected to deliver a verdict in opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial has announced it will give its ruling Aug. 11.
The verdict was scheduled to be delivered Friday. It was not immediately clear why the hearing was postponed. The government official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists, who were not allowed in the courtroom.
In Burma, slave labor has become a government standard of the military Junta known as the “SPDC.”
Above is a picture of human rights activist and author of the newly released bestseller Slave Hunter: One Man’s Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking, Aaron Cohen, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Serdienis, a victim advocate. They unveiled a special exhibit of the new portrait by legendary artist Shepard Fairey (Obama "HOPE")
of Aung Sang Suu Kyi in support of the Burmese, sponsored by the Asia Vision Foundation.
See an important video on Aaron’s work
Visit his site www.abolishslavery.org and see just how prevalent slavery is all over the world.