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International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

Current Articles

(10.12.2014) 
Courage to Resist:
US: Objector Sara Beining sentenced, but released from jail - Discharge soon
(13.11.2014) 
Jehovah’s Witnesses:
Turkmenistan Amnestied Imprisoned Jehovah’s Witnesses
(11.11.2014) 
Connection e.V. and Pro Asyl:
U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd: European Court of Justice Advocate General Reinforces Rights of Refusers
(11.11.2014) 
Courage to Resist and Nuclear Resister:
USA: War resister Sara Beining court martial set for Dec. 9
(26.09.2014) 
The Nuclear Resister:
USA: Army refuser Sara Beining arrested and jailed after going AWOL again
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International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

Conscientious objectors, men as well as women, need help on an international scale. Connection e.V. is committed to support war resisters.

Decision of the European Court of Justice in the case of U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd
Connection e.V. and PRO ASYL: Much that is negative and little that is positive in the outcome
(26.02.2015) 

The network for conscientious objection Connection e.V. and PRO ASYL criticize today’s decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the case of U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd (37) as insufficient and in part quite incomprehensible in its argumentation. “The ruling by the ECJ does not strengthen the position of conscientious objectors and deserters in political-asylum proceedings. The Court avoided some fundamental questions, and answered others unacceptably, contrary to the opinion submitted by the Advocate-General.” said Rudi Friedrich of Connection e.V.

Egypt must recognize Mark Nabil Sanad’s right to Conscientious Objection
(23.01.2015) 

No to Compulsory Military Service Movement declares its total support to the Conscientious Objector Mark Nabil Sanad, to be exempted from the Military Service. We demand that the Egyptian authorities end his illegal status and transfer him to a civilian service instead, as per his request.

Call to Prime Minister of Finland, Alexander Stubb
End Finnish Conscription and Imprisonment of Conscientious Objectors
(13.01.2015) 

Finland is one of the last remaining countries in Europe that still has conscription. Finnish society and national culture are very militaristic and conscription is upheld primarily because of militaristic values and traditions. Even the armed forces admit they don't need all the conscripts and the size of reserve forces was cut by about 1/3, from 350 000 to 230.000 active reserve troops.

EBCO calls for the release of the Turkish-Cypriot conscientious objector Haluk Selam Tufanli
International day of action: Tuesday 9 December 2014
(08.12.2014) 

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objectors (EBCO) condemns the unacceptable and anachronistic practice of the Turkish-Cypriot authorities to prosecute and imprison conscientious objectors to military service. EBCO calls for the immediate release of 31-year-old conscientious objector Haluk Selam Tufanli and for the full recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service for conscripts, reservists and professional members of the armed forces, in line with European and international standards.

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