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Carmel Budiardjo 95 years young

18 June, 2020




“It is my fervent wish that future generations uphold the principles of political freedoms, peace and anti-militarism”

(London, 18 June 2020)

Ninety-five years ago today Carmel Brickman was born in London, later taking her Indonesian husband's last name to become Carmel Budiardjo. Having been an activist since a young age as a student, she carried on to set up TAPOL in 1973 on her release as a political prisoner in Indonesia. TAPOL carries on her legacy. 

Happy birthday, Carmel!

The Right Livelihood Award's tribute on Carmel’s birthday:

Carmel and the Story of TAPOL:

TAPOL's bulletins from 1973 to 2008 are stored at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, from where electronic versions can be accessed.