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'Witness is contagious. Though I had no clear answer to press queries as to whether the award would have an effect on Daw Suu Kyi's immediate situation, I do know that her witness to human rights has inspired countless others.'

Ben Zawacki, Amnesty International's Burma specialist, was in Dublin last week to hear Bono announce that Aung San Suu Kyi had been made Amnesty International's 2009 Ambassador of Conscience.

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