Editorial

With co-update No 25, we are back on track with our release schedule, and we hope to keep it that way for a while now.

Today is Prisoners for Peace Day (see below), and we published our Prisoners for Peace issue of The Broken Rifle a few weeks ago. This morning, I also did an interview with Colourful Radio's Colourful Morning programme. You can listen to a podcast of the programme online.

Please request your copy of our Prisoners for Peace Broken Rifle from the WRI office, and support Prisoners for Peace.

Last week, War Resisters' International launched its campaign in support of Colombian conscientious objectors. Recent cases of forced recruitment of objectors, and the present case of CO Carlos Andrés Giraldo Hincapié, who is still in the hands of the military, highlight the need for more international support. The campaign will include speaking tours of Colombian COs to Europe and the USA, and International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2007 - 15 May - will focus on Colombia. More information will follow later.

This is the last issue of co-update for 2006. We wish you all a good and quiet time over the "festive" season, and a Happy New Year. We'll be back in 2007.

Andreas Speck