Amal Clooney Wears A Powerful Red Dress To The United Nations General Assembly

BY Kayleigh Roberts / Sep 30 2018 / 15:02 PM

The human rights lawyer spoke at an event for the Committee to Protect Journalists

Amal Clooney Wears A Powerful Red Dress To The United Nations General Assembly
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Amal Clooney is in New York City this weekend to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Clooney was photographed in a stunning red dress and nude shoes on her way to a UN event yesterday.

Amal Clooney at UN

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Clooney kept her accessories low-key, letting her red Oscar de la Renta caped dress take centerstage in the street style photos paparazzi snapped while she was en route to the UN. Her chic, minimalist bag is the Desert Bancroft Leather Satchel from the Michael Kors Collection.

Amal Clooney wearing a powerful red dress

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On Friday, the celebrated human rights lawyer attended Press Behind Bars: Undermining Justice and Democracy, an event for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Clooney is representing Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were arrested in December 2017 and sentenced this month to seven years in prison after being found guilty of possessing Myanmar state secrets. Many, however, see the journalists' arrests and subsequent convictions as punishment for reporting they did on the killing of 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, according to Time.

Amal Clooney Speaking at UN

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Clooney called the process a "sham trial" and called on Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to pardon the journalists.

"[Aung San Suu Kyi] knows that mass murder is not a state secret and that exposing it doesn’t turn a journalist into a spy," Clooney said. "She is the Nobel Peace Prize winner whose name was whispered in the halls of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, where she and I both studied. When I was a student, she was a hero to me, as she has been to so many human rights advocates around the world and to so many of the 50 million people in Myanmar, whose lives she promised to change."

Amal Clooney

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Clooney continued with a direct call for Suu Kyi to take action.

"Aung San Suu Kyi knows better than anyone what it is like to be a political prisoner in Myanmar. She has slept in a cell at the prison where Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo now sleep," Clooney said. "But today, she holds the key…History will judge her on her response."


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