Prisoners for Peace Honour Roll 2010

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Action


  • On 1 December,
    put aside at least one hour and write at least four cards to
    prisoners;


  • Get your peace
    group or class or meeting place to organise a card-writing
    session;


  • Set up a stall in your town centre, perform
    a bit of street theatre, or do whatever else it takes to attract
    attention and interest.



For the up to date Prisoners for Peace Honour
Rol
l go to: http://wri-irg.org/node/4718


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Armenia





Armenia
continues to imprison conscientious objectors. In October 2010, 69
conscientious objector were expected to remain in prison on 1
December 2010.





Artik
Penal Institution


Ashot
Simonyan
(12
Mar 2008—11 Mar 2011)


Shahen
Asatryan
(31
Jul 2008—30 Jul 2011)


Vardan
Kasemyan
(2
Sep 2008—1 Sep 2011)


Samvel
Shkoyan
(22
Jan 2009—21 Jan 2011)


Mher
Hayrapetyan
(18
May 2009—17 May 2011)


Sergey
Manukyan
(28
Jul 2009—27 Jul 2011)


Arkadi
Mardoyan
(28
Aug 2009—27 Feb 2012)


Vanik
Soghomonyan
(31
Aug 2009—29 Feb 2012)


Raphael
Manukyan
(17
Sep 2009—16 Mar 2012)


Spartak
Khanumyan
(28
Dec 2009—27 Jun 2012)


Hovhannes
Kasemyan
(2
Feb 2010—1 Feb 2012)


Karapet
Sargsyan
(18
Mar 2010—17 Mar 2012)


Zorayr
Arakelyan
(14
Apr 2010—12 Oct 2012)





Erebuni
Penal Institutions


Vahram
Baghramyan
(3
Jun 2008—2 Dec 2010)


Mkhitar
Sargsyan
(17
Jul 2008—16 Jul 2011)


Mher
Barseghyan
(25
Aug 2008—24 Feb 2011)


David
Parsadanyan
(22
Jan 2009—21 Jan 2011)


David
Mnatsakanyan
(2
Feb 2009—1 Jul 2011)


Vigen
Sargsyan
(15
Feb 2009—14 Feb 2011)


Levon
Bashberukyan
(18
Mar 2009—17 May 2011)


Nver
Nazaryan
(24
Mar 2009—23 Mar 2011)


Tatul
Arsenyan
(20
Apr 2009—19 Apr 2011)


Vladimir
Sargsyan
(21
Apr 2009—20 Oct 2011)


Gevorg
Karapetyan
(11
May 2009—10 May 2011)


Hovsep
Mutafyan
(12
May 2009—11 May 2011)


Gagik
Toplakhaltsyan
(18
May 2009—17 Nov 2011)


Harutyun
Gagyan
(28
May 2009—27 Nov 2011)


Hayk
Avagyan
(18
Jul 2009—17 Jul 2011)


Gor
Aslanyan
(27
Jul 2009—26 Jan 2012)


Aram
Apresyan
(12
Aug 2009—11 Aug 2011)


Kamo
Sahakyan
(12
Aug 2009—11 Aug 2011)


Grigor
Safaryan
(4
Sep 2009—3 Mar 2012)


Hakob
Babudjyan
(25
Sep 2009—24 Sep 2011)


Vahram
Grigoryan
(2
Oct 2009—1 Oct 2011)


Levon
Vardanyan
(18
Feb 2010—17 Feb 2012)


Artur
Torosyan
(9
Mar 2010—8 Sep 2012)


Samvel
Prutyan
(23
Mar 2010—22 Sep 2012)


Arayik
Nahapetyan
(11
Apr 2010—10 Apr 2012)


Levon
Tumanyan
(5
May 2010—4 Nov 2012)


Rafael
Khalatov
(19
May 2010—18 May 2012)


Suren
Tonoyan
(6
Jun 2010—8 Jun 2012)





Kosh
Penal Institution


Ishkhan
Grigoryan
(10
Aug 2009—9 Aug 2011)


Lyudvik
Arshakyan
(7
Sep 2009—6 Mar 2012)


Karapet
Aghadjanyan
(22
Sep 2009—21 Mar 2012)


Artak
Kroyan
(30
Sep 2009—29 Mar 2012)


Gevork
Sargsyan
(8
Oct 2009—7 Oct 2011)


Roman
Minasyan
(12
Oct 2009—11
Oct 2011)


Andranik
Martirosyan
(12
Oct 2009—11 Oct 2011)


Vardan
Vardanyan
(19
Jan 2010—18 Jan 2012)


Taron
Pirapyan
(2
Mar 2010—1 Sep 2012)


Ashot
Khachikyan
(29
Mar 2010—28 Mar 2012)


David
Martirosyan
(29
Mar 2010—28 Mar 2012)


Narek
Seyranyan
(22
Apr 2010—21 Apr 2012)


Narek
Chinaryan
(21
May 2010—20 May 2012)


Narek
Pogosyan
(24
May 2010—23 Nov 2012)


Edouard
Ohandjanyan
(3
Aug 2010—2 Aug 2012)





Nubarashen
Penal Institution


David
Khlghatyan
(19
Jul 2010—18 Jul 2012)


Andranik
Bagiryan
(2
Aug 2010—1 Feb 2013)


Levon
Avakyan
(3
Aug 2010—2 Feb 2013)


Vardan
Antonyan
(6
Aug 2010—5 Feb 2013)


Manuk
Khechoyan
(9
Aug 2010—8 Feb 2013)


Derenik
Minasyan
(11
Aug 2010—10 Aug 2013)


Anri
Khachatryan
(18
Aug 2010—17 Aug 2012)


Artur
Hayrapetyan
(18
Aug 2010—17 Aug 2011)


Hakob
Engibaryan
(24
Aug 2010—23 Nov 2012)


Harutyun
Mnatsakanyan
(25
Aug 2010—24 Aug 2013)


Gor
Mesropyan
(27
Aug 2010—26 Feb 2013)


Nikolayi
Poghosyan
(7
Sep 2010—6 Mar 2013)


Vahagn
Alikhanyan
(24
Sep 2010—23 Mar 2013)





Nagorno-Karabakh


The
internationally unrecognised entity of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is
closely aligned with Armenia, follows the example of Armenia and
also imprisons conscientious objectors.





Shushi
Penal Institution


Armen
Mirzoyan
(30
Jun 2010—29 Jun 2011)


Farid
Mammedov
(8
Sep 2010—7 Jun 2011)








Colombia


Although
Colombia's Constitutional Court recognised the right to
conscientious objection in October 2009, conscientious objectors
continue to be recruited in 'batidas' (raids) against their will.
In 2008, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared this
a form of arbitrary detention.





Juan
Diego Agudelo
(5
Sep 2010—)


IV
Brigrada, Calle 50 No. 76-126 Barrio los Colores, Medellin,
Antioquia, Colombia


Recruited
during a 'batida' on 5 September 2010. Declared his conscientious
objection.





Juan
Alexander Marquez Chaparro


(28
Sep 2010—)


Batallón
de Policia Militar Cacique Bacatá N° 15, Calle 106 con Carrera 9,
Bogotá


Conscientious
objector. Recruited against his will during a raid in the town of
Soacha.





Eritrea



Eritrea continues to
imprison conscientious objectors. WRI has no recent information on
the situation of the conscientious objectors listed below, who have
– to WRI's knowledge – not been charged.






Paulos
Eyassu
(24
Sep 1994 —)


Negede
Teklemariam
(24
Sep 1994 —)


Isaac
Mogos
(24
Sep 1994 —)


Aron
Abraha
(9
May 2001 —)


Mussie
Fessehaye
(1
Jun 2003 —)


Ambakom
Tsegezab
(1
Feb 2004 —)


Bemnet
Fessehaye
(1
Feb 2005 —)


Henok
Ghebru
(1
Feb 2005 —)


Kibreab
Fessejaye
(27
Dec 2005 —)


Bereket
Abraha Oqbagabir
(1
Jan 2006 —)


Amanuel
Abraham
(1
Jan 2007 —)


Sawa
Camp


Sawa





Finland


Finland
continues to imprison conscientious objectors who refuse both,
military and substitute service. At the time of going to press,
however, WRI did not have a list of imprisoned conscientious
objectors.




India


Irom
Sharmila Chanu
(6
Nov 2000 —)





On
2 November, 2000 Irom Sharmila Chanu, a Manipuri poet decided to go
on a hunger strike after the Indian Army massacred ten civilians in
Malom, Manipur. On 6 November 2000 she was arrested by the police
and charged with attempt to commit suicide under section 307 of the
Indian Penal Code.
On 21 November 2000 a plastic tube was
inserted into her nose and liquid nutrient was inserted into her
body. She is being force-fed and has been surviving on this liquid
diet and in solitary confinement as a high security prisoner for
the last nearly ten years. She is routinely released every year
only to be re-arrested again.





Korea,
South


South
Korea continues to imprison conscientious objectors. More
than 400 conscientious objectors were serving prison sentences at
the time of going to press. The
list below only includes non-religious objectors.





Eunkook
Park
(3
Jul 2009 — 2 Jan 2011)


Hwaseong
Job Training Prison


Box
3 P.O. Namyangucheguk
Gyeonggi-do 445-861
Korea





Dongki
Ha
(21
Oct 2009 — 21 Mar 2011)


Seoul
Jail


Box
20
P.O. Gunpoucheguk Gyeonggi-do,
437-702





Lee
Jungsik
(25
Feb 2010 — 24 Aug 2011)


Daejeon
Prison


Box
136 P.O. Ucheguk
Daejeon





Park
Hyunmin
(12
Mar 2010 — 11 Sep 2011)


Yeongdeungpo
Jail


Box
164 P.O.
Seoulgeumcheonucheguk


Sentenced
to 18 months for conscientious objection to military service.





Sweden


Anna
Andersson
(15
Sep 2010 — 5 Dec 2010)


Anstalten
Hinseberg


Box
1005, 71892 Frövi, Sweden


Sentenced
to four months' imprisonment for the disarmament of fourteen
bazookas made for export at a conventional arms factory in October
2008





Turkey


İnan
Suver
(6
Aug 2010 —)


1.
Sınıf Askeri Ceza ve Tutukevi Müdürlüğü


Buca
– Şirinyer
İzmir


Arrested
on 6 August 2010 for desertion. According to information received,
Inan Suver deserted eight years ago, after 13 months of service.





Turkmenistan


In
total eight conscientious objectors are presently serving prison
sentences in Turkmenistan.





Seydi
Labour Camp


Sakhetmurad
Annamamedov
(21
May 2009 — 20 May 2011)


Mukhammedmurad
Annamamedov
(21
May 2009 — 20 May 2011)


Shadurdi
Ushotov
(13
Jul 2009 — 12 Jul 2011)


Akmurat
Egendurdiev
(29
Jul 2009 — 28 Jan 2011)


Navruz
Nasyrlaev
(7
Dec 2009 — 6 Dec 2011)


Aziz
Roziev
(4
Aug 2010 — 3 Feb 2012)


Dovleyet
Byashimov
(12
Aug 2010 — 11 Feb 2012)


Ahmet
Hudaybergenov
(7
Sep 2010 — 6 Mar 2012)





United
States of America


Rafil
Dhafir (11921-052)

(26
Apr 2000 — 26 Apr 2022)


FCI
Terre Haute


POB
33, Terre Haute, IN 47808
USA


22
years for convictions resulting from providing humanitarian and
financial aid to Iraqis in violation of U.S. sanctions, February
2005





Helen
Woodson (03231-045)

(9
Jan 2003 — 9 Sep 2011)


FMC
Carswell, Max Unit, POB 27137
Ft. Worth, Texas 76127, USA


106
months. Parole violation with anti-war protest at the federal
courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, on 11 Mar 2004





Carl
W. Stewart (09105-088)

(3
May 2010 — 2 May 2012)


FPC
Montgomery, Federal Prison Camp,
Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL 36112


War
tax resister. Pled guilty to filing false income tax returns and
failing to file. Sentenced to two years in prison.





Bradley
Manning
(15
May 2010 —)


USMC
Base Quantico Brig


3247
Elrod Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134


Alleged
to have leaked military video and documents showing evidence of US
war crimes.





Francis
Donnelly (01787-036)

(8
Jun 2010 — 8 Jun 2011)


FCI
Estill, Unit E, POB 699, Estill, SC 29918


War
tax resister. Pled guilty to underreporting income. Sentenced to
one year and one day in prison.



Sending cards and letters



  • Always send your
    card in an envelope;


  • Include a return
    name and address on the envelope;


  • Be chatty and
    creative: send photos from your life, drawings;


  • Tell prisoners
    what you are doing to stop war and war preparations;


  • Don't write
    anything that might get the prisoner into trouble;


  • Think about the
    sort of thing you'd like to receive if you were in prison;


  • Don't begin,
    "You are so brave, I could never do what you have done";


  • Don't expect the
    prisoner to reply;


  • Remember-next year it could be you ...


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