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List of honorary citizens of Paris

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Among the recipients of the honorary citizenship of Paris (French: citoyen d'honneur de Paris) are:

  • ├Źngrid Betancourt - a Colombian politician who was kidnapped in 2001.
  • Gilad Shalit - an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped in 2006 by Palestinian militants and held by Hamas.
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal - an African-American who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner. Before his arrest he was a Black Panther Party activist and journalist.
  • Raoni Metuktire - a chief of the Kayapo people, which live in the Amazon rainforest on the territory of Brazil.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi - A Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma.
  • Taslima Nasrin - Bangladeshi author and human rights campaigner.
  • Charlie Hebdo - a French satirical weekly newspaper, whose employees were killed during the Islamist terrorist attack on 7 January 2015.
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