Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bono to join Suu Kyi on Dublin stage

From http://www.irishtimes.ie/
Aung San Suu Kyi visits Burmese migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, Thailand today during her first trip outside of Burma in 24 years. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
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Bono will join fellow aid campaigner Sir Bob Geldof in a special tribute event to honour Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The U2 frontman will present the Nobel Peace Prize laureate with Amnesty International’s prestigious Ambassador of Conscience award at a public concert in Dublin next month...Ms Suu Kyi has agreed to attend the Electric Burma event the day after delivering her acceptance speech in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991.
The lifelong democracy campaigner is expected to address a crowd of supporters outside the Dublin venue on the night...
The concert will take place at 4.45pm on Monday June 18th in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Dock. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am priced at €25

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