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Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Dublin City award

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Image caption Aung San Suu Kyi has faced widespread criticism over her reluctance to acknowledge the military violence, which the UN has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

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.

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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Media captionBob Geldof hands back his Freedom of the City award

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