Mike Jendrzejczyk

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Mike Jendrzejczyk (deceased)

He died in 2003 while serving as the Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch Asia. He spent thirteen years with Human Rights Watch Asia in Washington. [1]

"Holly Burkhalter, US Policy Director of Physicians for Human Rights and former colleague of Mike’s at HRW stated: “Mike Jendrzejczyk was a human rights activist without peer in the world. His optimism, energy, and creativity are legendary, and the sophistication and integrity he brought to the work of monitoring U.S. foreign policy will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in Washington, D.C. Mike’s death is a loss to the human rights movement everywhere, especially to human rights activists and victims of abuses in Asia, where his work brought hope and life to thousands of people.”

"PHR Deputy Director Susannah Sirkin, who worked alongside Mike at Amnesty International USA in the early 1980s, noted “His ability to translate information about human rights violations into concrete political change was extraordinarily motivating, and set a standard for all to follow.”" [2]

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  1. A tribute to Mike Jendrzejczyk, HRW, accessed September 10, 2007.
  2. Physicians for Human Rights Mourns the Death of American Human Rights Activist, Physicians for Human Rights, accessed September 10, 2007.