John Rumbiak is a human rights defender of the West Papuan people. Born in Biak, he studied
English at the Cenderawasih University in 1982. Mr Rumbiak the West Papuan Human Rights
organisation Elsham, and because of his English skills he attended many international conferences
to speak to the international community about West Papua. Mr Rumbiak suffered a stroke in 2005
and an award for Human Right Defenders was set up in his honour.
For more information about the John Rumbiak award click here
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