Bob Geldof renounces honour also held by Aung San Suu Kyi

Bob Geldof renounces honour also held by Aung San Suu Kyi

Campaigner returns Freedom of Dublin rather than share it with Myanmar leader in protest over treatment of Rohingya Muslims

Bob Geldof will return his Freedom of the City of Dublin on Monday in protest at the fact that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also holds the accolade.

The political activist and Boomtown Rats frontman said he would be a “hypocrite” to share honours with “one who has become at best an accomplice to murder and a handmaiden to genocide”.

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