John Humphrey Freedom Award

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Yan Christian Warinussy (seated in the middle of the first row), winner of Rights & Democracy's 2005 John Humphrey Freedom Award one of Canada's highest honours for work in the field of international human rights visited Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard Dec. 6 to meet with students. Mr. Warinussy was touring Canada for a series of public presentations on the courageous struggle for human rights taking place in his native West Papua, Indonesia. He was presented with the 2005 John Humphrey Freedom Award at a special awards ceremony in Ottawa on Dec. 8. Laurier Macdonald students, spearheaded by Michele Mulchandani, presented him with a booklet of congratulatory letters.