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ISRAEL: Israel continues to imprison conscientious objectors

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  • Israel
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War Resisters' International wants to draw attention to the continued imprisonment of conscientious objectors in Israel. Those imprisoned still need our support (see below).

Noam Sharon (ISR13652) was sentenced to 28 days in Military Prison No 6 for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories on 19 August. He is due out on 13 September 2003.

Asaf Alberstein (ISR13653) was sentenced to 28 days in Military Prison No 6 for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories on 1 September. He is due out on 26 September 2003.

Asaf Berewald (ISR13654) was sentenced to 28 days in Military Prison No 6 for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories on 2 September. He is due out on 26 September 2003. His statement can be read at http://www.yesh-gvul.org/english/prison/?act=view&cmd=294

Dudu Rotman (ISR13655) was sentenced to 16 days in Military Prison No 6 for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories on 2 September. He is due out on 17 September 2003.

Already in prison are Salman Salameh (ISR12602), a Druze conscientious objector sentenced to six month imprisonment for desertion. He is due to be released on 31 December 2003.

Still in "open detention" are Haggai Matar (ISR12701), Adam Maor (ISR12843), Noam Bahat (ISR12842), Jonathan Ben-Artzi (ISR12371), Matan Kaminer (ISR12840), and Shimri Tzamaret (ISR12847). All are at present being court-martialed after serving several disciplinary sentences.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to the imprisoned conscientious objectors: Noam Sharon
Asaf Alberstein
Asaf Berewald
Dudu Rotman
Military Prison No 6
Military postal number 01860,
IDF, Israel.
Fax: +972-4-869-28-84

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. An email letter can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20030911a.html .

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of all imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International

Addresses
Shaul Mofaz
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
37 Kaplan st.,
Tel-Aviv 61909,
Israel.
e-mail: mailto:sar@mod.gov.il or mailto:pniot@mod.gov Fax: +972-3-696-27-57 / +972-3-691-69-40 / +972-3-691-79-15

Commander of Military Prison No. 4,
Military Postal Code 02507
IDF, Israel
Fax: +972-3-957-52-76

Commander of Military Prison No 6
Military Prison No 6
Military postal number 01860,
IDF, Israel.
Fax: +972-4-869-28-84

Addresses of Israeli embassies can be found at http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/israel1.htm

Addresses of Israeli media:
Ma'ariv:
2 Karlibach st.
Tel-Aviv 67132
Israel
Fax: +972-3-561-06-14
e-mail: editor@maariv.co.il

Yedioth Aharonoth:
2 Moses st.
Tel-Aviv
Israel
Fax: +972-3-608-25-46

Ha'aretz (Hebrew):
21 Schocken st.
Tel-Aviv, 61001
Israel
Fax: +972-3-681-00-12

Ha'aretz (English edition):
21 Schocken st.
Tel-Aviv, 61001
Israel
Fax: +972-3-512-11-56
e-mail: letters@haaretz.co.il

Jerusalem Post:
P.O. Box 81
Jerusalem 91000
Israel
Fax: +972-2-538-95-27
e-mail: news@jpost.co.il or letters@jpost.co.il

Jerusalem Report:
Fax: +972-2-537-94-89

Radio (fax numbers):
Kol-Israel +972-2-531-33-15 and +972-3-694-47-09 Galei Tzahal +972-3-512-67-20

Television (fax numbers):
Channel 1 +972-2-530-15-36
Channel 2 +972-2-533-98-09