Carmel Budiardjo


Carmel Budiardjo born London, England June 18, 1925. Human rights activist; founded TAPOL (Political Prisoner), 1973. Imprisoned Indonesia, 1968-71, exiled; recipient Right Livelihood Award, 1995; opposed wars in E. Timor and Aceh, Papua.


"I just felt that I had to do something about the people whom I had left behind. I had a very strong sense of a kind of obligation." (Peace News, April 14, 2011; photo Right Livelihood)