Dita Indah Sari
|Dita Indah Sari|
30 December 1972 |
Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
|Occupation||Trade unionist, social activist|
Dita Indah Sari (born 30 December 1972 in Medan, North Sumatra) is an Indonesian trade union and socialist activist. As a human rights campaigner during the Suharto regime, she was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in 1996 on the charge of sedition. During her imprisonment, she was named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.
After her release in 1999 she was elected Chairperson by the Congress of the National Front for Indonesian Workers Struggle (FNPBI). She was awarded the 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership. In 2002 she refused a $50,000 human rights award from Reebok as a form of protest for what she considers is the company's poor record on the issue of workers rights. Politically she is the leader of the PRD, a socialist party within the broader Papernas alliance.
- http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGPOL100011998?open&of=ENG-200 Amnesty International Report 1998
- "Release of Dita Indah Sari" (PDF). Amnesty International. 5 July 1999. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
- Dita Sari: Why I Rejected the Reebok Human Rights Award