Imprisoned for three years under President Suharto’s brutal dictatorship, from
1968-1971, Ms. Budiardjo came back to her home country of England to fight for
the rights of her fellow prisoners as well as the Indonesian citizenry. Founder of
TAPOL, the Indonesian Human Rights Campaign, Ms. Budiardjo became a legend.
In particular, she has been a leading champion of rights for the Papuan people,
working with great success to mobilize the international community in their defence.
Recipient of the first annual John Rumbiak Human Rights Defender Award in 2008.
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This biography is retrieved from the John Rumbiak Human Rights Defender Award website.
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