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Release conscientious objector Tair Kaminer

  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 29 Jan 2016
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Minister of Defence Moshe Ya`alon). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Release conscientious objector Tair Kaminer

Dear Moshe Ya'alon,

19-year-old Tair Kaminer has been imprisoned for her refusal to join the Israeli military.

Tair Kaminer refuses to enlist in the Israeli Army based on beliefs and conscience. She claims her human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. In a decision from January 2007, the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognised the right to conscientious objection as a legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, as guaranteed by Article 18 ICCPR.

I urge you to immediately release Tair Kaminer, all other conscientious objectors, and ensure that Tair is not re-imprisoned in future.

Yours sincerely,