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Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Dublin award

Published: December 14, 2017 15:37:43 | Updated: December 15, 2017 18:18:01


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Dublin City Councillors have voted to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin City award.

Musician Bob Geldof handed back his Freedom of Dublin award last month to protest against the inclusion of Ms Suu Kyi on the honours list, reports BBC.

She has been accused of ignoring the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims; half a million have fled to Bangladesh following recent violence.

Some 59 councillors backed the motion, with two against and one abstention.

The Dublin City councillors also agreed to remove Sir Bob Geldof's name from the roll of honour, after he returned his Freedom of Dublin City scroll to the council last month.

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