Anni Lanz

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Anni Lanz (born 1945) is a Swiss human rights activist, with a focus on refugee policy in Switzerland. She was head of the refugee aid organization Solidarité sans frontières.[1] She was nominated as one of five Swiss women in the 1000 Women project for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.[2][3] In 2007, she was awarded the Fischhof Prize, which is awarded by the Foundation Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (GRA) and the Society for Minorities in Switzerland (GMS).[4]

Life[change | change source]

Anni Lanz studied at the Basel School of Applied Arts. She studied sociology at the University of Zurich and University of Basel.[5]

On 19 December 2018, the district court of Brig District fined her for "human smuggling." She sees herself as an "escape assistant."[6][1][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Keystone-SDA/dos. "Activist sentenced for helping rejected asylum seeker". SWI swissinfo.ch. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  2. "Friedensfrauen weltweit". buchdeutsch.1000peacewomen.org. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  3. "ANNI LANZ (Switzerland) | WikiPeaceWomen – English". wikipeacewomen.org. Retrieved 2020-09-02.[permanent dead link]
  4. "The Fischhof Prize | GRA - Stiftung gegen Rassismus und Antisemitismus". Archived from the original on 2020-07-30. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  5. "«Mein Ideal? Davor habe ich Angst»". TagesWoche (in Swiss High German). 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  6. "Einsatz für Asylsuchende - Anni Lanz – die älteste Schlepperin der Schweiz". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) (in German). 2018-12-19. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  7. "Judgment day for pensioner in Switzerland convicted for showing compassion to frost-bitten asylum-seeker". www.amnesty.org. Retrieved 2020-09-02.