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International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

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Turkey: Conscientious Objector Tarhan Released Facing Civil Death
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
No to Compulsory Military Service Movement:
Egypt: Exemption of the two COs Mark Nabil and Mostafa Ahmed
Greece: Conscientious Objector Sotiropoulos sentenced
- Stop the intimidations and prepare the end of conscription
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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.

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?

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.

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