Tuesday, 28 July 2009

U2 dedicated one show to Aung San Suu Kyi

The one U2 social movement got a key enhance last night when jailed Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was named Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience.
U2, who have used their world tour to spotlight calls for her release, formally made the announcement at the last of their three-night run at Croke Park.
This month marks the 20th anniversary of Suu Kyi's arrest.
Irene Khan, Amnesty International's secretary general, said the imprisoned opposition leader was an inspiration to the world.
Suu Kyi a noble prize holder leads the National League for Democracy and has been locked up for over 13 of the past 20 years, mostly under house arrest.
U2, who have been requested friends to wear Suu Kyi masks in support of the 64-year-old during the tour, last night devoted to her their 2000 single, ‘Walk On'.

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