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ISRAEL: Conscientious objector imprisoned

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On Wednesday 1 September 2004, Eyal Nahum (ISR14592) was sentenced to 28 days in prison for refusing to perform reserve duty in the Occupied Territories. He is serving his prison term in Military Prison 4. He is due to be released on 27 September 2004.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. An email letter can be sent at http://www.wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20040906a.html.

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

Andreas Speck

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Eyal Nahum

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  • Israel
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  • 6 Oct 2004
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence, Israel). 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).

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Eyal Nahum

Dear Mr Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Eyal Nahum.
On 1 September, Eyal Hanum was sentenced to a prison term of 28 days for refusing to perform reserve duty in the Occupied Territories.

Israel: New Profile report on child recruitment released

New Profile launched a report on Child Recruitment in Israel on 29 July 2004. This comprehensive report, for the first time, surveys and analyses diverse forms of compulsory and voluntary, direct and indirect, child recruitment in Israel. Such recruitment often violates international law and always violates the Israeli society's commitment to protect its children from involvement in armed conflict.

The report describes various forms of child recruitment by State authorities, private organisations and armed militias in Israel.

Israel: Conscientious objectors in and out of prison

While women CO Laura Milo (picture left) went to prison on 23 August for her second prison term (see co-alert from 31 August 2004), Daniel Tsal was finally released from the army after 112 days in prison. In an open letter to all supporters he writes:

"I have just been released from the IDF after 112 days in military jail.

Recent co-alerts

In the previous month, the WRI office issued the following co-alerts:

(a full archive of co-alerts is available at http://wri-irg.org/news/alerts)

ISRAEL: Women CO Laura Milo back in prison

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On Monday 23 August, Israeli women CO Laura Milo went to prison for her second prison term of 14 days, after the Israeli Supreme Court rejected her petition to be granted exemption from military service for reasons of conscience on 9 August.

In an open letter published in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz on 23 August - the day she went to prison - Lauro Milo writes:

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Laura Milo

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  • 1 Oct 2004
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence, Israel). 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).

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Laura Milo

Dear Mr Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Laura Milo.
On 23 August, Laura Milo was sentenced to a prison term of 14 days for refusing to serve in the occupation in any form, and to enlist in the IDF.
Lauro Milo already was sentenced for the same "offence" back in February 2004 - one prison terms of 14 days. She then petitioned the High Court of Justice to exempt her from military service for reasons of conscience, but her petition was rejected on 9 August.

ISRAEL: Conscientious objector Danny Breutman sentenced to 21 days in prison

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On 3 August 2004, conscientious objector Danny Breutman (ISR11989) was sentenced to 21 days in Military Prison No 4 for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories. He is due to be released on 24 August 2004. Danny Breutman (36), married with two children, is a software engineer from Kibbutz Magal.

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Danny Breutman

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  • 5 Sep 2004
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence, Israel). 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).

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Danny Breutman

Dear Mr Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Danny Breutman.
On 03 August, Danny Breutman was sentenced to a prison term of 21 days for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories.
Danny Breutman already was sentenced for the same "offence" back in March and April 2002 - two prison terms of 14 days each (26/03-07/04/02 and 08/04-21/04/02). The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ruled in November 2003, that this kind of repeated imprisonment is arbitrary (Opinion 24/2003).

ISRAEL: Fifth prison term for conscientious objector Daniel Tsalv

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Last week conscientious objector Daniel Tsal (ISR14204) was again sentenced to 28 days in military prison - his fifth consecutive prison term for refusing to enlist. Before being imprisoned Tsal was summoned to a meeting with the commandant of the Army's Induction Centre at Tel Ha'shomer, who implored him to recant and join the army - and threatened that, since Tsal was "a political refuser", his continued refusal would result in "a long prison term".

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