8-8-88 remembered

The photojournalism blog Verve Photo features the work of Brian Sokol today. The Nepal-based American snapper has covered a range of stories from “armed conflict in the Himalayas to the international trafficking of human organs”. The photo above is from the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma. Meanwhile, writing in The International Herald Tribune, Ko Bo Kyi joint secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in Burma and a winner of the 2008 Human Rights Watch Defender Award, remembers the 8-8-88 bloody student protests 20 years ago today. Ko Bo Kyi was present on 8-8-88 and was first arrested by the Burmese authorities in 1989 and went on to spend some seven of the next nine years in Burmese prisons.