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International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

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(01.06.2015) 
Gallery: Art meets Conscientious Objection, May 15-17, 2015
(14.05.2015) 
Petition
- South Korea: Conscientious Objection is not a crime
(14.05.2015) 
Petition
- Paper version of the petition for South Korean conscientious objectors
(13.05.2015) 
Sentenced to Life
- Conscientious Objectors in South Korea - Dossier of Amnesty International
(09.04.2015) 
International Statement
- Solidarity with the Egyptian Conscientious Objector Mark Nabil Sanad
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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.

Connection e.V. Salutes Award for André Shepherd
PRO ASYL presents human rights award to U.S. AWOL soldier
(31.08.2015) 

On September 12, 2015, in Frankfurt/Main the foundation, PRO ASYL will present its this year's human rights award to the U.S. AWOL soldier and asylum candidate in Germany, André Shepherd. The international conscientious objector network, Connection e.V., salutes this decision.

Egypt: Exemption of the two COs Mark Nabil and Mostafa Ahmed
(18.06.2015) 

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
(16.06.2015) 

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.

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.

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