Kampagnen: Internationaler Tag zur Kriegsdienstverweigerung

WRI-Erklärungen

23 Feb 2003
Deutsch

Unterstützung für israelische KriegsdienstverweigererInnen ist notwendig

Vorstand der War Resisters' International, 23. Februar 2003

Der Vorstand der War Resisters' International, das 81 Jahre altes internationale Netzwerk pazifistischer Organisationen mit 90 Mitgliedsorganisationen in 45 Ländern, hat auf der Vorstandssitzung in London an diesem Wochenende seine schwerwiegende Besorgnis bezüglich der Situation von KriegsdienstverweigererInnen in Israel zum Ausdruck gebracht.

Artikel

20 Apr 2009
Englisch

Lee Gil-jun

20 Apr 2009
Englisch

Jaesung Lim

09 Apr 2009
Englisch

Declaration of conscientious objection

Jungmin Oh

09 Apr 2009
Englisch

by Dongjoo Ko

Dongjoo Ko.  Photo : world without warDongjoo Ko. Photo : world without warOn 11 October 2005, I called the Military Manpower Administration and told them that I would not be enlisting. Instead a few days later, on 19 October, I announced my conscientious objection to the military through a press conference . My grounds for refusing the military were based on my conscience, Catholic faith and a firm belief that the military do not bring peace.

09 Apr 2009
Englisch

by Yongsuk Lee

09 Apr 2009
Englisch

by Changgeun Yeom

09 Apr 2009
Englisch

Yongsuk Lee

It is only recently that the term "nonviolent direct action" appeared in Korean society. Still, there are many misunderstandings about nonviolence and many people find direct action as a way of protest bizarre. Conservative media suggest that while nonviolent direct action had its place during the dictatorship, it is not legitimate in a democracy. However, after last year's candlelight rallies against the government decision to import US beef, the call for nonviolence is now better known in Korean society.

09 Apr 2009
Englisch

Editorial

Andreas Speck

The extremely difficult situation of conscientious objectors in South Korea has so far not been known to a broader public. Until only a few years ago, it has not even been known to those working on conscientious objection internationally, including War Resisters' International.

09 Apr 2009
Englisch

by Hyunji Oh
 
Conscientious objection in South Korea has a long history. The total amount of time during which Korean COs, mostly Jehovah's witnesses, have spent in prison for the past 50 years far exceeds ten thousand hours. Some people died while suffering from violence and torture during the military regime, and some people had to spend more than 7 years in prison. It was, however, only in early 2001 that conscientious objection became known to the Korean public. After that, it caused controversies in Korean society and became a big issue. At first, COs had to counter numerous criticisms and rebukes, feeling even bigger psychological frustrations than before. [1]