Israel

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: Conscientious objector Yahel Avigur sentenced to third prison term

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Has been sent:
  • Yes
Alert:

follow-up on ISR14709-010305 (http://wri-irg.org/news/htdocs/20050301a.html)

On 14 April 2005, conscientious objector Yahel Avigur has been sentenced by the Chief Education Office of the Israeli army to a third prison term: 28 days in prison. He began serving his prison term on 17 April, and is due to be released on 12 May. resently, Yahel Avigur is not held in a military prison, but in a military detention camp in Tel-Hashomer. Letters of support can be sent to: Yahel Avigur
Military ID 7379352
Detention Camp
Tel-Hashomer Military Base
Israel

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Yahel Avigur

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 19 May 2005
  • 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 Yahel Avigur

Dear Mr Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Yahel Avigur.
Yahel Avigur, a pacifist conscientious objector, was sentenced on 16 April to 28 days in military prison. This is already his third prison term, as he spent 14 days in prison in late October and early November 2004, and a second term in March 2005.
Yahel Avigur had appeared before the Conscience Committee after his first prison term, but has been rejected, although no formal notification has been given to him so far.

ISRAEL: Conscientious objectors in prison

Country:
  • Israel
Has been sent:
  • Yes
Alert:

Three conscientious objectors are presently in prison in Israel. All of them are highly likely to be imprisoned repeatedly.

Misha Hadar (ISR14725) has been sentenced to 21 days in prison on 6 April 2005, for refusing to enlist in the Israeli military. He is due to be released on 22 April, but it is highly likely that he will be imprisoned again. Misha Hadar explained his reasons in detail in a letter to the Minister of Defence. The letter is available at http://www.newprofile.org/showdata.asp?pid=811.

Imprisonment of conscientious objectors Misha Hadar, Alex Kohn, and Eyal Brami

Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 15 May 2005
  • 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 objectors Misha Hadar, Alex Kohn, and Eyal Brami

Dear Mr Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objectors Misha Hadar, Alex Kohn, and Eyal Brami.
All three are conscientious objectors, and have recently been sentenced to 21 days in military prison. All three are likely to be imprisoned again after their release, as they refuse to enlist in the IDF for reasons of conscience.

Israel: New Shiministim refusal letter signed by 250 youth

On 13 March, a letter signed by 250 Israeli youth was sent to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Minister of Defence Shaul Mofaz, and others.

ISRAEL: Conscientious objector Nimrod Regev sentenced to 21 days

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Has been sent:
  • Yes
Alert:

On 9 March 2005, Staff Sgt. Nimrod Regev was sentenced to 21 days in Military Prison 6 for refusing to do guard duty at the Yitzhar settlement. Yitzhar is one of the most aggressive settlements in the Occupied Territories; its residents have been responsible for countless attacks on the neighbouring Palestinian villages, damage to their agricultural land and trees, and even foring villagers of Khirbet Yanoun to evacuate. Nimrod Regev is 28 years old and moved recently to Tel Aviv with his wife Shiri. He is due to be released on 27 March 2005.

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Nimrod Regev

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 15 Apr 2005
  • 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 Nimrod Regev

Dear Mr Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Nimrod Regev.
Nimrod Regev, a conscientious objector, was sentenced on 9 March to 21 days in military prison. He refuses to do guard duty in the Occupied Territories for reasons of conscience.

ISRAEL: Conscientious objector imprisoned for second time

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Has been sent:
  • Yes
Alert:

Yahel Avigur (ISR14709), a pacifist conscientious objector to military service from Qiriat Motzkin, near Haifa has been sentenced on Sunday, 27 February 2005, to 28 days in military prison. The charge against him was that he refused to wear military uniform. He was not imprisoned immediately. Rather, he was detained yesterday in the Beit-Lid military base, and is due to be transferred to Military Prison No. 4 in Tzrifin today (1 March). He is due to be released from prison on Friday, 25 March 2005. It is very likely that he will be sent to prison again soon afterwards, probably several times.

Imprisonment of conscientious objector Yahel Avigur

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 1 Apr 2005
  • 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 Yahel Avigur

Dear Mr Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Yahel Avigur.
Yahel Avigur, a pacifist conscientious objector, was sentenced on 27 February to 28 days in military prison. This is already his second prison term, as he spent 14 days in prison in late October and early November 2004.
Yahel Avigur had appeared before the Conscience Committee after his first prison term, but has been rejected, although no formal notification has been given to him so far.

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