Prisoners for Peace Honour Roll 2010

Action

  • On 1 December, put aside at least one hour and write at least four cards to prisoners;

  • Get your peace group or class or meeting place to organise a card-writing session;

  • Set up a stall in your town centre, perform a bit of street theatre, or do whatever else it takes to attract attention and interest.

For the up to date Prisoners for Peace Honour Roll go to: http://wri-irg.org/node/4718

Support our future work

For more than 50 years, War Resisters' International has publicised the names and stories of prisoners of conscience. Help us keep up the tradition. Send in a special PfP donation to WRI to help fund next year's research.

Send contributions to: War Resisters' International, 5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX, Britain (email pfp@wri-irg.org).


Armenia


Armenia continues to imprison conscientious objectors. In October 2010, 69 conscientious objector were expected to remain in prison on 1 December 2010.


Artik Penal Institution

Ashot Simonyan (12 Mar 2008—11 Mar 2011)

Shahen Asatryan (31 Jul 2008—30 Jul 2011)

Vardan Kasemyan (2 Sep 2008—1 Sep 2011)

Samvel Shkoyan (22 Jan 2009—21 Jan 2011)

Mher Hayrapetyan (18 May 2009—17 May 2011)

Sergey Manukyan (28 Jul 2009—27 Jul 2011)

Arkadi Mardoyan (28 Aug 2009—27 Feb 2012)

Vanik Soghomonyan (31 Aug 2009—29 Feb 2012)

Raphael Manukyan (17 Sep 2009—16 Mar 2012)

Spartak Khanumyan (28 Dec 2009—27 Jun 2012)

Hovhannes Kasemyan (2 Feb 2010—1 Feb 2012)

Karapet Sargsyan (18 Mar 2010—17 Mar 2012)

Zorayr Arakelyan (14 Apr 2010—12 Oct 2012)


Erebuni Penal Institutions

Vahram Baghramyan (3 Jun 2008—2 Dec 2010)

Mkhitar Sargsyan (17 Jul 2008—16 Jul 2011)

Mher Barseghyan (25 Aug 2008—24 Feb 2011)

David Parsadanyan (22 Jan 2009—21 Jan 2011)

David Mnatsakanyan (2 Feb 2009—1 Jul 2011)

Vigen Sargsyan (15 Feb 2009—14 Feb 2011)

Levon Bashberukyan (18 Mar 2009—17 May 2011)

Nver Nazaryan (24 Mar 2009—23 Mar 2011)

Tatul Arsenyan (20 Apr 2009—19 Apr 2011)

Vladimir Sargsyan (21 Apr 2009—20 Oct 2011)

Gevorg Karapetyan (11 May 2009—10 May 2011)

Hovsep Mutafyan (12 May 2009—11 May 2011)

Gagik Toplakhaltsyan (18 May 2009—17 Nov 2011)

Harutyun Gagyan (28 May 2009—27 Nov 2011)

Hayk Avagyan (18 Jul 2009—17 Jul 2011)

Gor Aslanyan (27 Jul 2009—26 Jan 2012)

Aram Apresyan (12 Aug 2009—11 Aug 2011)

Kamo Sahakyan (12 Aug 2009—11 Aug 2011)

Grigor Safaryan (4 Sep 2009—3 Mar 2012)

Hakob Babudjyan (25 Sep 2009—24 Sep 2011)

Vahram Grigoryan (2 Oct 2009—1 Oct 2011)

Levon Vardanyan (18 Feb 2010—17 Feb 2012)

Artur Torosyan (9 Mar 2010—8 Sep 2012)

Samvel Prutyan (23 Mar 2010—22 Sep 2012)

Arayik Nahapetyan (11 Apr 2010—10 Apr 2012)

Levon Tumanyan (5 May 2010—4 Nov 2012)

Rafael Khalatov (19 May 2010—18 May 2012)

Suren Tonoyan (6 Jun 2010—8 Jun 2012)


Kosh Penal Institution

Ishkhan Grigoryan (10 Aug 2009—9 Aug 2011)

Lyudvik Arshakyan (7 Sep 2009—6 Mar 2012)

Karapet Aghadjanyan (22 Sep 2009—21 Mar 2012)

Artak Kroyan (30 Sep 2009—29 Mar 2012)

Gevork Sargsyan (8 Oct 2009—7 Oct 2011)

Roman Minasyan (12 Oct 2009—11 Oct 2011)

Andranik Martirosyan (12 Oct 2009—11 Oct 2011)

Vardan Vardanyan (19 Jan 2010—18 Jan 2012)

Taron Pirapyan (2 Mar 2010—1 Sep 2012)

Ashot Khachikyan (29 Mar 2010—28 Mar 2012)

David Martirosyan (29 Mar 2010—28 Mar 2012)

Narek Seyranyan (22 Apr 2010—21 Apr 2012)

Narek Chinaryan (21 May 2010—20 May 2012)

Narek Pogosyan (24 May 2010—23 Nov 2012)

Edouard Ohandjanyan (3 Aug 2010—2 Aug 2012)


Nubarashen Penal Institution

David Khlghatyan (19 Jul 2010—18 Jul 2012)

Andranik Bagiryan (2 Aug 2010—1 Feb 2013)

Levon Avakyan (3 Aug 2010—2 Feb 2013)

Vardan Antonyan (6 Aug 2010—5 Feb 2013)

Manuk Khechoyan (9 Aug 2010—8 Feb 2013)

Derenik Minasyan (11 Aug 2010—10 Aug 2013)

Anri Khachatryan (18 Aug 2010—17 Aug 2012)

Artur Hayrapetyan (18 Aug 2010—17 Aug 2011)

Hakob Engibaryan (24 Aug 2010—23 Nov 2012)

Harutyun Mnatsakanyan (25 Aug 2010—24 Aug 2013)

Gor Mesropyan (27 Aug 2010—26 Feb 2013)

Nikolayi Poghosyan (7 Sep 2010—6 Mar 2013)

Vahagn Alikhanyan (24 Sep 2010—23 Mar 2013)


Nagorno-Karabakh

The internationally unrecognised entity of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is closely aligned with Armenia, follows the example of Armenia and also imprisons conscientious objectors.


Shushi Penal Institution

Armen Mirzoyan (30 Jun 2010—29 Jun 2011)

Farid Mammedov (8 Sep 2010—7 Jun 2011)



Colombia

Although Colombia's Constitutional Court recognised the right to conscientious objection in October 2009, conscientious objectors continue to be recruited in 'batidas' (raids) against their will. In 2008, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared this a form of arbitrary detention.


Juan Diego Agudelo (5 Sep 2010—)

IV Brigrada, Calle 50 No. 76-126 Barrio los Colores, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Recruited during a 'batida' on 5 September 2010. Declared his conscientious objection.


Juan Alexander Marquez Chaparro

(28 Sep 2010—)

Batallón de Policia Militar Cacique Bacatá N° 15, Calle 106 con Carrera 9, Bogotá

Conscientious objector. Recruited against his will during a raid in the town of Soacha.


Eritrea

Eritrea continues to imprison conscientious objectors. WRI has no recent information on the situation of the conscientious objectors listed below, who have – to WRI's knowledge – not been charged.


Paulos Eyassu (24 Sep 1994 —)

Negede Teklemariam (24 Sep 1994 —)

Isaac Mogos (24 Sep 1994 —)

Aron Abraha (9 May 2001 —)

Mussie Fessehaye (1 Jun 2003 —)

Ambakom Tsegezab (1 Feb 2004 —)

Bemnet Fessehaye (1 Feb 2005 —)

Henok Ghebru (1 Feb 2005 —)

Kibreab Fessejaye (27 Dec 2005 —)

Bereket Abraha Oqbagabir (1 Jan 2006 —)

Amanuel Abraham (1 Jan 2007 —)

Sawa Camp

Sawa


Finland

Finland continues to imprison conscientious objectors who refuse both, military and substitute service. At the time of going to press, however, WRI did not have a list of imprisoned conscientious objectors.

India

Irom Sharmila Chanu (6 Nov 2000 —)


On 2 November, 2000 Irom Sharmila Chanu, a Manipuri poet decided to go on a hunger strike after the Indian Army massacred ten civilians in Malom, Manipur. On 6 November 2000 she was arrested by the police and charged with attempt to commit suicide under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code.
On 21 November 2000 a plastic tube was inserted into her nose and liquid nutrient was inserted into her body. She is being force-fed and has been surviving on this liquid diet and in solitary confinement as a high security prisoner for the last nearly ten years. She is routinely released every year only to be re-arrested again.


Korea, South

South Korea continues to imprison conscientious objectors. More than 400 conscientious objectors were serving prison sentences at the time of going to press. The list below only includes non-religious objectors.


Eunkook Park (3 Jul 2009 — 2 Jan 2011)

Hwaseong Job Training Prison

Box 3 P.O. Namyangucheguk
Gyeonggi-do 445-861
Korea


Dongki Ha (21 Oct 2009 — 21 Mar 2011)

Seoul Jail

Box 20
P.O. Gunpoucheguk Gyeonggi-do,
437-702


Lee Jungsik (25 Feb 2010 — 24 Aug 2011)

Daejeon Prison

Box 136 P.O. Ucheguk
Daejeon


Park Hyunmin (12 Mar 2010 — 11 Sep 2011)

Yeongdeungpo Jail

Box 164 P.O.
Seoulgeumcheonucheguk

Sentenced to 18 months for conscientious objection to military service.


Sweden

Anna Andersson (15 Sep 2010 — 5 Dec 2010)

Anstalten Hinseberg

Box 1005, 71892 Frövi, Sweden

Sentenced to four months' imprisonment for the disarmament of fourteen bazookas made for export at a conventional arms factory in October 2008


Turkey

İnan Suver (6 Aug 2010 —)

1. Sınıf Askeri Ceza ve Tutukevi Müdürlüğü

Buca – Şirinyer
İzmir

Arrested on 6 August 2010 for desertion. According to information received, Inan Suver deserted eight years ago, after 13 months of service.


Turkmenistan

In total eight conscientious objectors are presently serving prison sentences in Turkmenistan.


Seydi Labour Camp

Sakhetmurad Annamamedov (21 May 2009 — 20 May 2011)

Mukhammedmurad Annamamedov (21 May 2009 — 20 May 2011)

Shadurdi Ushotov (13 Jul 2009 — 12 Jul 2011)

Akmurat Egendurdiev (29 Jul 2009 — 28 Jan 2011)

Navruz Nasyrlaev (7 Dec 2009 — 6 Dec 2011)

Aziz Roziev (4 Aug 2010 — 3 Feb 2012)

Dovleyet Byashimov (12 Aug 2010 — 11 Feb 2012)

Ahmet Hudaybergenov (7 Sep 2010 — 6 Mar 2012)


United States of America

Rafil Dhafir (11921-052) (26 Apr 2000 — 26 Apr 2022)

FCI Terre Haute

POB 33, Terre Haute, IN 47808
USA

22 years for convictions resulting from providing humanitarian and financial aid to Iraqis in violation of U.S. sanctions, February 2005


Helen Woodson (03231-045) (9 Jan 2003 — 9 Sep 2011)

FMC Carswell, Max Unit, POB 27137
Ft. Worth, Texas 76127, USA

106 months. Parole violation with anti-war protest at the federal courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, on 11 Mar 2004


Carl W. Stewart (09105-088) (3 May 2010 — 2 May 2012)

FPC Montgomery, Federal Prison Camp, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL 36112

War tax resister. Pled guilty to filing false income tax returns and failing to file. Sentenced to two years in prison.


Bradley Manning (15 May 2010 —)

USMC Base Quantico Brig

3247 Elrod Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134

Alleged to have leaked military video and documents showing evidence of US war crimes.


Francis Donnelly (01787-036) (8 Jun 2010 — 8 Jun 2011)

FCI Estill, Unit E, POB 699, Estill, SC 29918

War tax resister. Pled guilty to underreporting income. Sentenced to one year and one day in prison.


Sending cards and letters

  • Always send your card in an envelope;

  • Include a return name and address on the envelope;

  • Be chatty and creative: send photos from your life, drawings;

  • Tell prisoners what you are doing to stop war and war preparations;

  • Don't write anything that might get the prisoner into trouble;

  • Think about the sort of thing you'd like to receive if you were in prison;

  • Don't begin, "You are so brave, I could never do what you have done";

  • Don't expect the prisoner to reply;

  • Remember-next year it could be you ...

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