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International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

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Gallery: Human Rights Award of Pro Asyl for U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd
Connection e.V. Salutes Award for André Shepherd
- PRO ASYL presents human rights award to U.S. AWOL soldier
- South Korea: Conscientious Objection is not a crime
- Paper version of the petition for South Korean conscientious objectors
Sentenced to Life
- Conscientious Objectors in South Korea - Dossier of Amnesty International
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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.

International CO symposium held in Istanbul

Vicdani Ret Derneği, the Turkish CO Association, held an international symposium on conscientious objection (CO), on 5-6 September in Istanbul. The meetings were packed, and at the end of the symposium, over 20 COs went to Galatasaray Square and publicly declared their conscientious objection.

"Thank you for this wonderful recognition"
Human Rights Award of Foundation PRO ASYL for U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for this wonderful recognition. It warms my heart to see the steadfast solidarity for the struggles that we are currently facing. I want to take a moment and thank all of the organizations and individuals who have traveled with me on this journey.

Egypt: Exemption of the two COs Mark Nabil and Mostafa Ahmed

We are having good news this time. We, in NoMilService, had been working with two conscientious objectors during the last year: Mark Nabil and Mostafa Ahmed. Both of them were finally exempted from the military service through a decision made by the minister of defense. The decision doesn't recognize them as conscientious objectors, but still they are exempted finally from the service. We wanted to thank you all, especially our friends in WRI, EBCO and Connection e.V. for your continuous support and solidarity. You provided the international protection which enabled us to deal with one of the cruelties armies on earth. Below the statement of the No to Compulsory Military Service Movement. (Maikel Nabil Sanad)

Greece: Conscientious Objector Sotiropoulos sentenced
Stop the intimidations and prepare the end of conscription

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) is shocked at what happened today in the Appeal Military Court of Athens, where the Greek conscientious objector Dimitris K. Sotiropoulos was found guilty again on an insubordination charge and was sentenced to 10-month suspended imprisonment after a clearly unfair trial with problematic procedures.

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