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Munir receives rights award posthumously

Jakarta Post - May 2, 2007

Jakarta – Faculty member of the Institute of Public Administration Inu Kencana Syafei, activist Munir (deceased) and SCTV TV station received the 2007 Poncke Princen Human Rights Prize for advancing human rights conditions in Indonesia.

"These three nominees significantly contributed to the advancement of humanity, its values and political reformation," Indonesian Institute for Defense of Human Rights (LPHAM) director Ahmad Hambali told detik.com news portal.

Ahmad said there were three categories for the Poncke Princen awards.

The human rights promoter and educator award was given to Inu Kencana; the human rights lifetime achievement was awarded to Munir; and the human rights campaigner award was given to SCTV.

The accolades were given to commemorate LPHAM's 41st anniversary on April 29.


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