Antisemitism charity awarded £5,000 human rights prize in Oslo
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Antisemitism charity awarded £5,000 human rights prize in Oslo

Policy trust against Jew-hate works with parliamentarians to address policy issues relating to antisemitism

Antisemitism Policy Trust chief executive Danny Stone MBE
Antisemitism Policy Trust chief executive Danny Stone MBE

A British antisemitism charity has been awarded a prestigious Norwegian prize for its work against prejudice and the congratulations of Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

The Antisemitism Policy Trust, which works with parliamentarians to address policy issues relating to antisemitism, received the Sjur Lindebrække Memorial Prize at the Norwegian Høyre party conference in Oslo at the weekend.

The award, which includes a cash prize of approximately £5,000, is given each year by the governing party of Norway to individuals or organisations which promote essential human rights.

Past recipients include Svetlana Gannushkina, a leading Russian rights activist working with migrants and refugees, the Cuban dissident and blogger Yoani Sanchez and Lilian Tintori, a Venezuelan activist and the wife of the imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo López.

“We are honoured and humbled to be awarded the Sjur Lindebrække Memorial Prize,” said the trust’s chief executive Danny Stone MBE.

“I am hugely grateful to the prize committee, who through this award are demonstrating that antisemitism is a warning sign for the health of democracy, and efforts to address it are critical to our global civil society”.

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