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Current Articles

Yael Marom:
Israeli army jails two conscientious objectors for fourth time
War Resisters‘ International:
Russia: Activists developed an online resource on alternative service
Haggai Matar:
Israel: IDF sentences two conscientious objectors to month in prison
Queer Strike and Payday:
Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning!
- International Day of Action for her release, 17.12.2016
War Resisters‘ International:
Israel: Tamar Alon and Tamar Zeevi imprisoned again!
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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

Atalya Ben Abba, 19, from Jerusalem, was sentenced today for 20 days in army prison, for declaring her refusal to be part of the Israeli army and the occupation. Ben Abba is the third conscientious objector being imprisoned currently by the Israeli military. She joins refusers Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze’evi, imprisoned today for their refusal for the fifth time. They are accompanied by the Conscientious Objector network Mesarvot.

USA: President Obama Commutes Chelsea’s Sentence

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

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.

Conscientious Objection in Europe
Annual Report of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection

After its General Assemblies held in London (14 May 2016) and in Athens (19 November 2016) the European Bureau of Conscientious Objection expresses once more its concern that the credibility of international Human rights institutions on the European and United Nations level will strongly be damaged if the implementation of their resolutions and judgements cannot be achieved. It will consequently stay an important task for human rights NGOs to remind national governments of their responsibility to publicize and to execute the binding requests of international Human rights institutions.

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