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Bono to present Amnesty award to Suu Kyi in Dublin

DUBLIN (AP) – Organizers of an Irish tribute concert for Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi say Bono will present her with Amnesty International’s highest honor when she’s in Dublin next month as part of her first international tour in 24 years.

Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit Dublin on June 18 a day after collecting her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel in 1991 and Amnesty’s Ambassador of Conscience award in 2009, but was unable to claim either honor in person.

Bono, who announced the Amnesty honor at a U2 concert in Dublin in July 2009, says Suu Kyi represents “grace” triumphing over dictatorship. He says it “will be such a thrill to meet her in person.”

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