Imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit
Dear Mr Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence
I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit.
Hadas Amit refused to enlist in the Israeli military, and was sentenced to a fifth consecutive prison term of 21 days on 18 February 2007. She first applied to be exempted from military service due to her conscientious objetion, but was rejected by the Conscience Committee.
In refusing to enlist, Hadas Amit claims her human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. Her imprisonment is a violation of international legal standards.