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(02.07.2016) 
Misarvot:
Israel: Dozens of Senior Legal Experts In An Urgent Appeal to the Chief Military Advocate
- “Tair Kaminer’s imprisonment is an unacceptable policy”
(26.05.2016) 
European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO):
Appeal: Free Ruslan Kotsaba!
- Ukrainian journalist and conscientious objector in prison
(30.04.2016) 
Gallery: International delegation went to Diyarbakır and Cizre
(08.03.2016) 
"We raise a common voice for peace and against militarisation"
- Statement
(04.03.2016) 
NoMilService:
Egypt must recognize Samir Elsharbaty’s right to Conscientious objection
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Turkey: Let’s Resist the Spiral of Violence and Militarist Imposition
(16.07.2016) 

Military coups have brought along human rights violations in every location they have taken place. In every place where the army has taken control by force, the violence has been further institutionalized and the societies who witness the coups have been stuck in spirals of violence. The process we have been living since July 15 night is making us experience a variety of this spiral of violence. On one side military coup scenarios are being put into practice by “Peace at Home Council”, on the other side AKP government’s so called “democratic moves” are on the agenda.

Turkey: We are against any kind of coup d’état, attempt to stage coup d’état, and anti-democratic practices
We defend real civil democratic life and respect for human rights
(16.07.2016) 

On 15 July 2016, there was an attempt to stage coup d’état in Turkey. There is still danger of coup d’état. Many civilians, soldiers and police officers either lost their lives or were injured resulted from violence, clashes during this attempt. Since military vehicles, fighter jets were active in city centres particularly in civilian settlements, neighbourhoods, and clashes took place in these areas lead to serious concerns and fear among citizens. On the other hand, we also observed that there are some cases that some citizens showed reactions beyond democratic principles, and some lynches attempts. In short, Turkey is heading towards a fast and deep chaos of which extent is unknown.

Israel: IDF releases longest-serving female conscientious objector
(14.07.2016) 

Young Israeli women Tair Kaminer and Tania Golan pose for a final photo outside the Tel Hashomer induction base where they announced their refusal to serve in the Israeli army, January 31, 2016. Kaminer was sentenced to prison.

Turkey: Stop the cycle of violence!
International delegation went to Diyarbakır and Cizre
(04.05.2016) 

Europe has failed us”, is the bitter statement often heard in South East Turkey currently. “We thought that Europe stood for human rights and peace, but unlike when there was war in Turkey in the 1990s, nowadays nobody cares what is happening to us”. An international delegation has visited South East Turkey. The group – organised by international pacifist network War Resisters' International - concluded that the violent conflict between Turkey and the Kurdish PKK has caused enormous suffering and traumatisation among the civilian population of the Kurdish regions of Turkey. According to reports, since August 2015 at least 338 civilians and an unknown number of combatants have died, and more than 400,000 civilians had to flee their homes. According to the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, about 100,000 of these people have no houses to go back to since their residences were totally destroyed.

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