Dita Indah Sari

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Dita Indah Sari
Born (1972-12-30) 30 December 1972 (age 46)
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.[1] During her imprisonment, she was named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] Politically she is the leader of the PRD, a socialist party within the broader Papernas alliance.