Geldof slams Suu Kyi:

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS -

Ir­ish rock singer Bob Geldof , above, says he re­turned his Free­dom of the City of Dublin honor be­cause it is also held by Myan­mar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, ac­cus­ing her of com­plic­ity for what he and oth­ers, in­clud­ing the United Na­tions, call “eth­nic cleans­ing” of Ro­hingya Mus­lims in the Asian na­tion.

The founder of Live Aid says Suu Kyi is a “hand­maiden to geno­cide” whose as­so­ci­a­tion with Ire­land’s cap­i­tal “shames us all.”

Suu Kyi is a No­bel peace lau­re­ate for her lead­er­ship of Myan­mar’s democ­racy move­ment but has come un­der wide­spread crit­i­cism as her coun­try’s civil­ian leader be­cause of vi­o­lence that has led many in the Ro­hingya mi­nor­ity to flee the coun­try.

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