Tamara Sujú

Human Rights Lawyer

Venezuela

Tamara Sujú is a lawyer and the President of the New National Awareness Foundation, which promotes human rights, democratic principles and provides legal support to political prisoners. Ms. Sujú is also an International Director of Foro Penal Venezolano, the Director of Human Rights Department of CASLA Institute and the Founder of Fundapres O.S., a foundation that provides aid to prisons throughout Venezuela. In addition, she is the Director of the Ladies in White, a group of wives, mothers, and daughters of political prisoners. In August 2014, Ms. Sujú requested and obtained political asylum in the Czech Republic after receiving multiple threats from the Venezuelan government. Ms. Sujú has a law degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas.