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(26.09.2014) 
The Nuclear Resister:
USA: Army refuser Sara Beining arrested and jailed after going AWOL again
- Write a solidarity letter
(17.06.2014) 
Connection e.V., Pro Asyl und Military Counseling Network e.V.:
AWOL U.S. soldier André Shepherd at European Court of Justice
- Invitation to Hearing and Press Conference
(09.03.2014) 
Ynetnews and New Profile:
50 Young Israelis Send a Letter to Netanyahu:
- “We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army”
(03.03.2014) 
Gallery: International Action Day for Cypriot CO Murat Kanatlı
(25.02.2014) 
EBCO shocked at imprisonment of its Board Member Murat Kanatlı
- Demand for his immediate and unconditional release
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U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd: European Court of Justice Advocate General Reinforces Rights of Refusers
(11.11.2014) 

In the legal case of U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd (37) the European Court of Justice Advocate General, Eleanor Sharpton, today published her final opinion. This official statement contains guiding deliberations for the interpretation of the so-called Qualification Directive of the European Union. Amongst other considerations, these rules state that those endangered by prosecution or punishment for refusal to perform military service involving an illegal war or commital of war crimes, should be protected by the European Union.

USA: War resister Sara Beining court martial set for Dec. 9
(11.11.2014) 

Facing a lengthy prison sentence, Army war resister Sara Beining is scheduled to be court martialed at Fort Carson, Colorado at 9am, December 9th, on two counts of desertion. Supporters are encouraged to attend the trial, contribute to her legal and prison fund, and send her letters letter of support to: Sara Beining, A0305918 / Criminal Justice Center / 2739 E. Las Vegas St / Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Ukraine: “We call to resist the warfare nonviolently”
War Resisters’ International (WRI) statement
(11.07.2014) 

War has returned to European soil, and it seems that Europeans are not capable, or not willing, to apply the lessons they try to teach in other parts of the planet. The European Union, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, put Ukraine in an impossible position when it asked it to choose between a political pact with the EU or a close economic relationship with Russia. Ordinary people in Ukraine have some of the lowest wages in the continent, and face one of the highest levels of political and economic corruption, creating hopelessness among many of them - hence the offer from the EU seemed to many like a golden opportunity to take a first step out of the mire.

Shame to the Greek EU Presidency
At least 3 arrests and 3 convictions of Greek conscientious objectors during the Presidency
(02.07.2014) 

“EBCO expresses its deep disappointment at the Greek European Union Presidency as far as it concerns the grave violations of the human rights of conscientious objectors in Greece. It’s a shame that during the first semester of 2014, the Greek authorities continued persecuting and convicting conscientious objectors, rejecting several applications for civilian service submitted by conscientious objectors on ideological grounds, and even harassing and detaining peaceful activists”, Friedhelm Schneider, EBCO’s President stated today.

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