Burma: Justice for All

Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP /Getty Images

Democracy's martyr
A protester in Paris holds up a portrait of Burma's Suu Kyi

Last week, two famous defendants — one despised, the other adored — appeared in courts over 5,000 miles apart. Charles Taylor, Liberia's former President, is on trial in the Hague for murder, rape, torture and other war crimes allegedly committed during the decade-long conflict in Sierra Leone. Taylor used his first appearance on the stand to dismiss the charges as "disinformation, misinformation, lies, rumors."

Meanwhile, and much more convincingly, Aung San Suu Kyi was declaring her innocence before a court...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!