Israel

Mia Tamarin

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 28 Sep 2008
End of detention:
  • 10 Oct 2008
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • First prison term of 14 days for refusing to enlist

Mia Tamarin: CO declaration

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel

I have no doubt that I should be serving my country, I have been doing so in many ways from a very young age, and intend of course to continue doing so, not out of compulsion but fully and truly of my own will. I cannot become part of an organization the purpose of which is to fend off violence by violence, because it stands unequivocally contrary to everything I believe in and to my whole life. There always is another, non-violent option, and it is this option that I choose.

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

New Profile

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

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