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Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi 'handmaiden to genocide'

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi “a hand maiden to genocide” on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient’s response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. “I don’t want to be on a very select roll of wonderful people with a killer,” Geldof told state broadcaster RTE.

Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of Dublin in 1999 while she was held under house arrest by Mayanmar’s then military government.


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