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International Support of Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

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(23.03.2017) 
bianet:
Turkey: Jail Term for Conscientious Objector Onur Erden
(15.03.2017) 
Human Rights Association (İHD) and Human Rights Foundation (TİHV):
Turkey: Urgent Call for Action for Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch
(07.02.2017) 
Mesarvot:
Israel: Third Conscientious Objector Imprisoned in Israeli Military Prison For Refusing Conscription
- Atalya Ben Abba was Sentenced today for 20 Days - Joins Two Imprisoned Draft Refusers - Sentenced for 100 Days Each
(10.01.2017) 
Yael Marom:
Israeli army jails two conscientious objectors for fourth time
(14.12.2016) 
War Resisters‘ International:
Russia: Activists developed an online resource on alternative service
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Turkey: International observers monitored MD Serdar Küni’s Trial
(17.03.2017) 

Early this week, War Resisters' International joined a group of international organisations to observe the hearing of Serdar Küni, a doctor and veteran human rights defender in Şırnak, Turkey. Dr. Küni has been kept in custody since October 2016, accused of being a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) under Article 314/2 of Turkish Penal Code. His first trial, attended by 70 observers, including six observers from Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway and US. took place on 13th March, Monday.

USA: President Obama Commutes Chelsea’s Sentence
(17.01.2017) 

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”

Rwanda: recruitment, desertion and prosecution of soldiers
Former Soldiers are reporting
(04.01.2017) 

Rwanda is a landlocked African country with a recent history of war and conflict. In 1990, a rebel army, formed by mostly exiled Tutsi refugees, attacked the regular army from Uganda. The war lasted four years and the rebel group, the Rwandese Patriotic Front, took control of the country and ended the genocide of 1994. Its military branch, the Rwandese Patriotic Army, integrated some of the regular defeated army and became the Rwanda Defence Forces.

Algeria: National Service and Conscientious Objection
(05.09.2016) 

A survey to conscription, military service, postponements, exemptions, conscientious objection and civil service as well as to the prosecution of conscientious objectors in Algeria.

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