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closed doors yes­ter­day. As well as there be­ing calls for Ms Suu Kyi to be stripped of her No­bel Peace Prize, there has also been de­mands by politi­cians and Geldof to have her free woman of the Irish State ti­tle taken back too.

Just this week, the Live Aid cam­paigner handed back his free­dom of the city of Dublin in protest at the same hon­our be­ing be­stowed on Ms Suu Kyi.

She re­ceived her ac­co­lade in 2012 af­ter be­ing freed from house ar­rest.

Geldof, 66, de­liv­ered his scroll to city coun­cil of­fices on Mon­day. He said at the Tem­po­rary shel­ters for refugees time: “Dublin should not have any truck with this war.

“She has let us Dublin­ers down, she has let Ire­land down, be­cause we thought she was one thing and we have been duped.” HE Lord Mayor of Dublin Micheal Mac Don­n­cha agreed with Geldof that Ms Suu Kyi should be stripped of the award for her si­lence over eth­nic cleans­ing in Myan­mar.

How­ever, he ad­mit­ted the City Coun­cil could not Refugees with sup­plies reach a “con­sen­sus” on the mat­ter.

Last month the 72-year-old was stripped of a sim­i­lar hon­our by the city of Ox­ford, where she was an un­der­grad­u­ate.

It came as Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May re­vealed she fears Myan­mar is guilty of eth­nic cleans­ing with its cam­paign of “in­hu­mane vi­o­lence” against Ro­hingya Mus­lims.

U2, who cam­paigned for Ms Suu Kyi’s re­lease while un­der house ar­rest, have spo­ken out about their dis­ap­point­ment in her lack of ac­tion over the vi­o­lence be­ing shown to her


peo­ple. The band, led by singer Bono, posted a lengthy plea aimed at the No­bel Peace Prize lau­re­ate, af­ter say­ing they had tried sev­eral times to reach out to her di­rectly.

It stated: “Who could have pre­dicted that if more than 600,000 peo­ple were flee­ing from a bru­tal army for fear of their lives, the woman who many of us be­lieved would have the clear­est and loud­est voice on the cri­sis would go quiet.

“For th­ese atroc­i­ties against the Ro­hingya peo­ple to be hap­pen­ing on her watch blows our minds and breaks our hearts.”


She has let Dublin­ers down, she has let Ire­land down


RIS­ING ANGER Myan­mar leader Aung San Suu Kyi CAMP RE­LIEF SIN­IS­TER Army post near bor­der

STAND Bob Geldof

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