31 May '12, 6pm

U2′s #Bono will present #Amnesty Award to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi. Read Suu's story: #Bono

U2′s #Bono will present #Amnesty Award to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi. Read Suu's story: #Bono

She will stopping in Dublin during her first international tour in 24 years. For fifteen of those years she had been under house arrest, off and on, because of her political career. The Burmese government viewed Suu Kyi as someone “likely to undermine the community peace and stability” and used the 1975 State Protection Act as a tool against her. The 1975 State Protection Act grants the government the power to imprison people for up to five years without a trial. Several other laws were used against her over the years and she continued to appeal her detention. She was finally released from house arrest on November 13, 2010 but was afraid to leave Myanmar in case the country’s military junta barred her return.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/05/31/u2s-bono-to-present-am...

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