U2 Honoured By Amnesty International

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Irish rockers U2 have been named Ambassadors of Conscience by human rights group Amnesty International, at a ceremony in Chile.

The WITH OR WITHOUT YOU hitmakers were honoured at the National Stadium in the capital Santiago.

Amnesty International's secretary general Irene Khan praised the BONO-fronted band for its "unwavering" commitment towards making poverty history and devotion to human rights.

Khan said, "Their leadership in linking music to the struggle for human rights and human dignity worldwide has been groundbreaking and unwavering.

"They have inspired and empowered millions with their music and by speaking out on behalf of the poor, the powerless and the oppressed."


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U2 with BONO, most certainly deserve the Amnesty International award and all the awards they are recieving lately. Bono is sincere and is relentlessly lobbying for such good causes and meeting with politicans and promoting good will at U2 concerts. I believe U2 is much more than just a rock band, and BONO is so much more than a lead singer and frontman for the group. I have admiration and respect one hundred percent for BONO and the boys!
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This is not the first time this has happened, and we are again very proud of them. It seems to be an award a day for them, can't think of anyone else more deserving, and they work hard,yet it's such an inspiration to know the awards are not the goals, but the precious recipients. . . the ones who are orphans,widows, AIDS patients, etc. Unpretentious rock stars. . . . .God bless 'em!sammi fredenburg
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