Remembering an innovative rights advocate

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Published @ Asia Catalyst Blog

After three weeks of hospitalization, Bali and Indonesia’s best-known drug user rights advocate I Gusti Ngurah Wahyunda passed away in early March. Wahyu, 31 years old, was the founder of the Indonesian Drug User Solidarity Association (IDUSA) and coordinator of Ikatan Korban Napza (IKON), a network of drug victims in Bali.

I honor him as a friend, activist, and an innovative fighter who built a movement to defend the human rights of drug users.

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