A crate of species confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade in Myanmar, including, Impressed Tortoises (Manouria impressa), Arakan Forest Turtles (Heosemys depressa), Elongated Tortoises (Indotestudo elongata), and Myanmar Brown Leaf Turtles (Cyclemys fusca).
The AP talked to over 40 current and former slaves in the Indonesian island village of Benjina, where hundreds of men, mostly from Myanmar (Burma), one of the world’s poorest countries, are being held captive, forced to fish the surrounding waters.
"I want to go home. We all do," one of the trapped men said. "Our parents haven’t heard from us for a long time. I’m sure they think we are dead."
Another man added: “It’s torture. When we get beaten, we can’t do anything back. … I think our lives are in the hands of the Lord of Death.”
March 10 2015 - Myanmar police beat students, monks and journalists with batons on Tuesday as they dispersed a protest over a proposed new education law after a standoff that lasted more than a week [video]/[video]