Israel

Conscientious objectors Omer Goldman, Mia Tamarin, and Tamar Katz

Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 9 Oct 2008
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Minister of Defense Ehud Barak). 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).

Conscientious objectors Omer Goldman, Mia Tamarin, and Tamar Katz

I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objectors Omer Goldman (officially called Omer Granot), who was sentenced on 22 September to 21 days, Mia Tamarin and Tamar Katz, who were sentenced on 28 September to 14 days. All three are presently serving their in Military Prison No. 400. For all three it is highly likely that they will receive a new prison term after serving the present sentence.

ISRAEL: three women conscientious objectors in prison

Country:
  • Israel
Alert:

Three women conscientious objectors are presently serving prison time in Israel for refusal to enlist. Omer Goldman (ISR14951), Tamar Katz (ISR14952), and Mia Tamarin (ISR14953), all three signatories of the 2008 High School seniors' refusal letter, reported at the military induction base on 22 September 2008, and refused to enlist.

Omer Goldman, 19, from the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat HaSharon, was sentenced to 21 days in prison on 22 September. In her declaration of refusal she stated:

Omer Goldman (Granot)

Country:
  • Israel

I refuse to enlist in the Israeli military. I shall not be part of an army that needlessly implements a violent policy and violates the most basic human rights on a daily basis.

Like most of my peers, I too have not dared to question the ethics of the Israeli military. But when I visited the Occupied Territories I realized I see a completely different reality, a violent, oppressive, extreme reality that must be ended.

Omer Goldman (Granot)

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 22 Sep 2008
End of detention:
  • 10 Oct 2008
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • First prison term of 21 days for refusing to enlist

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Country:
  • Israel
Contact details:
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    POB 3454
    Ramat HaSharon 47100
    Israel
    Tel (voice mail): +972 3 5160119

Recent co-alerts

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

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

Editorial

Turkey continues to dominate this issue of co-update, after we already opened the last issue with a long report on Turkey. However, the good news from the last issue cannot be repeated. This time we have to report that torture and abuse of a conscientious objector in a Turkish military prison does not necessarily lead to prosecution - or if it does, then to the prosecution of the victim.

Dan Tamir

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 20 Aug 2001
End of detention:
  • 16 Sep 2001
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • 28 days for refusal to serve in the Occupied Territories

Military Prison No 400

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 25 Aug 2008
End of detention:
  • 31 Aug 2008
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • First prison term of 7 days

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