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27 Abr 2017
English

Netiwit ChotiphatphaisalNetiwit Chotiphatphaisal, a conscientious objector in Thailand, was singled out by the regime, and included on an annual list of celebrity registrants, usually full of singers and artists. Netiwit is a first-year political science student at Chulalongkorn University, and was described in the accompanying remarks as “a leader in the movement that called for the abolition of military conscription”.

27 Abr 2017
English

War Resisters' International has a CO-Alert system that we use to pressure authorities across the world where conscientious objectors (COs) face persecution.

Hundreds of subscribers receive an email, and they use an email template (here's an example) to protest the treatment of COs to the relevant authorities, for example asking for their release from forced recruitment or imprisonment.

27 Abr 2017
English

Conscientious objector Onur Erden has been sentenced to 10 months in prison on charge of deserting mandatory military service. Erden will go to prison if the penalty is approved by the Military Supreme Court.

Trials of conscientious objectors Onur Erden and Uğur Gültekin, who were pending a trial without arrest on charge of deserting mandatory military service, were heard by Gelibolu 2nd Corps Commandership Military Court.

27 Abr 2017
English

Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription by 1 July, citing difficulties in filling army ranks on a voluntary basis and increased Russian military activity in the Baltics.

The defence minister the Social Democrat-Green coalition government, Peter Hultqvist, said the move was in response to a deteriorating security environment in Europe. “We are in a context where Russia has annexed Crimea,” the minister told AFP. “They are doing more exercises in our immediate vicinity.”

27 Abr 2017
English

Atalia Ben-AbbaAtalia Ben-AbbaIsraeli conscientious objectors Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi, who declared their refusal to serve in the IDF and take part in the occupation on 16th November 2016, were freed after each spending more than 100 days behind bars.

27 Abr 2017
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Conscientious Objector Diego Fernando Blanco López from Colombia has been illegally recruited by the Colombian army, despite his right to postpone as a student. He is currently being forced to serve in the Grupo de Caballeria Mecanicado No 4 Juan de Corral of the Colombian Army in Rionegro, Antioquia.

27 Abr 2017
English

In February, War Resisters' International responded to a request for information from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on conscientious objection to military service, towards a quadrennial analytical report on conscientious objection to military service that will be presented to the Human Rights Council.

27 Abr 2017
English

The Georgian Ministry of Defense (MoD) reintroduced compulsory military service, which had been abolished several months ago by the former Minister Tinatin Khidasheli. This was an expected move by the current Defence Minister, Levan Izoria, who announced his plan to reintroduce conscription in November 2016.

27 Abr 2017
English

In this issue of the CO-Update, we would like to share with you an inspiring story from 2003, which we think worth re-sharing and remembering. We are aware of many protests that took place across different countries to avert Iraq War in 2003.

27 Abr 2017
English

The Ministry of Defence in Croatia considers reintroducing compulsory military service, which was “suspended” in 2008 following high numbers of applications for conscientious objection by young people.

26 Abr 2017
English

In December 2016, the Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors called on conscientious objectors (COs) in Greece to boycott the Conscience Examination Committee, which considers CO applications under the authority of the Ministry of Defence. In their statement, the Association said "The existence of a committee, which, like another Holy Inquisition, interrogates the conscientious objectors, violates any sense of the protected right to freedom of conscience."

26 Abr 2017
English

Former Maoist child soldiers in Nepal, discontent with the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN or Maoist-Centre) for discarding them unceremoniously during the peace process, locked party leaders at the CPN office in Kathmandu. During their action, at least seven party leaders were locked in the building when the main door was padlocked.

26 Abr 2017
English

War Resisters' International maintains a unique resource, the World survey of conscription and conscientious objection to military service: a database of country profiles and information on the situation for COs and conscripts around the world. This is updated on a rolling basis, and we have recently revised our report on Greece.

Click here to read it.

26 Abr 2017
English

In December 2016, the Defense Minister of Taiwan, Feng Shih-kuan, announced that 2017 will be the last year young men will be required to serve in the military and that by 2018 military conscription will be abolished in the country.

26 Abr 2017
English

WRI has been working with former soldiers from Rwanda and the German campaigning group Connection e.V.. In December 2016, we published a report exploring the experiences of former members of Rwandan armed forces, especially the barriers they experienced in leaving the army over the past decade.

26 Abr 2017
Español

(Image: Smoke and Prison Cell via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)(Image: Smoke and Prison Cell via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO)

YaliniDream

Una versión más extensa de este artículo se publicó en TruthOut.org. Gracias a Sarah Robinson por la abreviación

18 Abr 2017
Español

Paul Magno

06 Abr 2017
Español

La reunión del Consejo de WRI de este año se llevará a cabo en septiembre en Londres, y coincidirá con DSEI –Equipo de Defensa y Seguridad Internacional- la mayor feria de armas del mundo. Participaremos en las acciones antes y después del Consejo para interrumpir la feria. El programa de nuestras actividades será:

31 Mar 2017
English

Activists spill red paint outside the doors of the European Defence AgencyActivists spill red paint outside the doors of the European Defence Agency

29 Mar 2017
English

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29 Mar 2017
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29 Mar 2017
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