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Dublin City Council Withdraw Freedom of the City from Aung San Suu Kyi

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There was a time that the people of Dublin and Ireland fought hard for Aung San Suu Kyi in standing up for democracy and promoting human rights in Myanmar, but now she has become complicit in possible crimes against humanity. This is a real opportunity for the City of Dublin to take the lead against such actions and withdraw the Freedom of the City that was once bestowed upon Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Freedom of the City is the highest honour that the City of Dublin can bestow. It is symbolic of the esteem that the city holds that person in.

1.Dublin City Council to withdraw the Freedom of the City from Aung San Suu Kyi.

2. Write to the Minister for Justice informing them of the action and to encourage them to fight for the rights of the Rohingya.

Why is this important?

No human being deserves to beaten, killed or starved to death because of their ethnic and religious identity -- please stand up for the dignity and humanity of the Rohingya people.

Despite the government of Myanmar's denial of state complicity, there is overwhelming evidence of state sanctioned violence and instances in which the military refuse to intervene and have even taken part in organised and premeditated attacks targeting Rohingyas.

The Government of Myanmar must be held accountable for its complicity in the persecution of a vulnerable minority group.

People all over the world including Ireland, respected and admired Aung San Suu Kyi. She was known as a figure of patience and peace, who eventually took back the power in her country peacefully from the military dictatorship in Myanmar. Her actions or lack thereof since, have made many people disappointed and angry. There has been no official position from Aung San Suu Kyi with regards to the human right violations that have been rampant as experienced by the Rohingya minority.

The Rohingya in the Northern Rakhine State are being subjected to gang-rapes, executions, torture, mass arrests and the burning down of villages by the Burmese Army and security forces. A UN Human Rights report in February described what was happening in Rakhine State as likely to amount to crimes against humanity.

An interim report in January by a commission set up by the Myanmar President claimed that there was no evidence that any human rights violations had been taking place in Northern Rakhine State since the army crackdown began in October. The UK Government has referred to this report as not credible.

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2017-12-15 12:44:37 +0000

Petition is successful with 28 signatures

2017-11-27 23:48:56 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-09-11 17:35:51 +0100

10 signatures reached