Sean Penn To Receive Award For Helping To Free Prisoner

Actor Sean Penn is set to receive the Champion of Jewish Justice Award at the Second Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York later this month (May14).

The Milk star will be feted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on Sunday (18May14) for his efforts in helping to free Jewish-American entrepreneur Jacob Ostreicher, who was arrested and held as a suspect in a money laundering investigation in Bolivia in 2011.

Penn travelled to the country to appeal to President Evo Morales to free the prisoner, and he also managed to get Ostreicher to a safe location.

Boteach says, "Penn had no obligation to risk his life for Ostreicher. I'd like to think he was moved by the simplest of reasons - to save another human being in need."


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