Ruby trade hides Myanmar slavery

Behind precious stones lie tales of exploitation of children, some as young as four.

    Myanmar on Thursday opens one of its biggest ever sales of precious gems - an opportunity for the government to flaunt its massive ruby industry.

    However, what it wont show is the virtual slavery invovled in the industry, with children as young as four being exploited to prop up production.

    Al Jazeera secretly filmed in ruby producing Mogok region - where access to foreigners is strictly prohibited.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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