Paris to make Myanmar rebel honorary citizen

8th June 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 8 (AFP) - Municipal councillors in Paris voted Tuesday to make Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained leader of Myanmar's democracy movement, an honorary citizen of the city.

PARIS, June 8 (AFP) - Municipal councillors in Paris voted Tuesday to make Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained leader of Myanmar's democracy movement, an honorary citizen of the city.

The motion, put forward by Green Party members, was backed by Socialist councillors who dominate the City Hall.

"She more than deserves this," the municipal official in charge of international relations, Pierre Schapira, said.

The honour is to be formally awarded on June 19, the date of Aung San Suu Kyi's 59th birthday.

The activist and Nobel peace laureat has spent the past year confined to her Yangon home on orders of Myanmar's military rulers.

© AFP

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