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ISRAEL: Conscientious objectors Tamar Katz and Raz Bar-David Varon sentenced to 21 days in prison

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Israeli conscientious objectors Tamar Katz and Raz Bar-David Varon were sentenced to a further 21 days in prison on 1 December 2008. For both of them this is their third prison term.

Tamar Katz also refuses to wear a uniform in prison and is now held in the Isolation Ward, where conditions are harsh, and various forms of mistreatment have been documented in the past.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to Raz Bar-David Varon and Tamar Katz:

Raz Bar-David Varon (Military ID 6000383)
Tamar Katz (Military ID 5396326)
Military Prison No 400
Military Postal Code 02477, IDF
Israel
Fax: +972-4-9579389

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to the Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. An email letter to Israels Minister of Defence Ehud Barak can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/node/6089.

Please send a copy of your letter to the Shministim (High School Seniors), who plan to use them in a demonstration. Please send copies to: Salon Mazal, Salame 50, Tel Aviv, Israel.

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of conscientious objectors Tamar Katz and Raz Bar-David Varon, and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International