By Tim Saunders on
U2 marked the Global Day of Action for Iran by showing footage from the country’s civil war during a show in Dublin on Saturday, July 25.
The Global Day of Action for Iran was organized by United4Iran and saw people in over 60 countries show solidarity with the Iranian people in their struggle for human rights.
The Irish rockers performed Sunday Bloody Sunday in front of a screen showing images from Iran.
The band played three nights at Croke Park in Dublin, and announced on the last night that imprisoned Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi had been named Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience.
“This month marks the twentieth anniversary of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest and twenty years since Amnesty International declared her a prisoner of conscience. In those long and often dark years Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has remained a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defense of human rights, not only to the people of Myanmar but to people around the world,” said Irene Khan, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.
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