8 February 2011
In commemoration of Mr. Asmara Nababan, the Indonesian Civil Society DEMOS (Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Study), ELSAM (Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy), INFID (International NGO Forum on Indonesia Development), KontraS (The Commission for the “Disappeared” and Victims of Violence), and the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) held a book launching titled “Asmara Nababan: Oasis for all agitations.” Mr. Asmara Nababan who passed away on 28 October 2010. This book narrates Asmara’s childhood and his path to becoming an honest, humble and inspiring human rights activist.
The event was held in Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki on 8 February 2011 and opened by Mr. Antonio Pradjasto (Head of Executive, DEMOS). The event also includes speeches by Mr. Stanley Adi Prasetyo, Mrs Magdalena Sitorus, Ms. Zoemrotin K.S as well as a performance by Mr. Remy Sylado
Mr. Asmara was the founder and member of the Governing Board of HRRC along with Ms Harkristuti Harkrisnowo (Indonesia), Ms. Theary Seng (Cambodia), Mr. Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia), Mr. Ong keng Yong (Singapore), Mr. Kevin Tan (Singapore), Mr. Param Cumaraswamy (Malaysia), Ms. Carolina Henandez (The Philippines) and Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn (Thailand).
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