“Human rights in the sense of human solidarity has created a new universal and equal language going beyond racial, gender, ethnic or religious boundaries. That is why we consider it a doorway to dialogue for people of all socio-cultural groups and all ideologies.” (Munir)
He was the most famous Human Rights and anti-corruption activist, Wikipedia wrote. He founded KontraS (Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan) and was a member of many counsels and organizations (click here for the list). He received An Honourable Mention of the 2000 UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence (Paris, November 2000) and The Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prizes) for Human Rights and military control by civil society promotion, Stockholm (December 2000).
I think his name must have remained as a hero for human rights in Indonesia.
He once said,
“We all need to consider the possibilities of a united world based on the sense of humanity and solidarity. Crimes committed by a nation-state or in the name of progress and development will be reduced only if we are able to recognise ourselves as part of other humans’ destiny”.