Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com
Welcome to Connection e.V.
Connection e.V.
International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

Current Articles

(26.02.2015) 
Connection e.V. and PRO ASYL:
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
(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
Welcome to Connection e.V.

Page: 1   2  

Connection e.V. - About Us
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.

U.S. AWOL Soldier André Shepherd’s Request for Asylum
The European Court of Justice: Having published its preliminary ruling, what is the next move?
(14.03.2015) 

On February 26, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), having been asked by the Munich Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgericht) to submit a decision on U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd’s request for asylum, published its preliminary ruling. As many media observers now believe that Mr Shepherd’s prospects of being granted asylum status are very remote, Rudi Friedrich from Connection e.V. has now summarized his initial thoughts on whether pessimism is indeed justified and what ramifications the court's preliminary ruling will have.

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.

Copyright if not stated otherwise: © Connection e.V.