United States of America

Clemency for Kimberly Rivera

Activist:
País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Not sent after:
  • 20 Dec 2013
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (President Barack Obama). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Clemency for Kimberly Rivera

Dear President Obama,

Conscientious objector Kimberley Rivera has just given birth to a baby. Even after 495 letters from around the world, Fort Carson Senior Commander Brigadier General Michael A. Bills denied requests for clemency for Kimberly.

If you do not intervene, she will be forced to immediately relinquish custody of her son while she continues to serve the remainder of her sentence.

Kimberly Rivera was sentenced to 14 months in military prison after publicly expressing her conscientious objection to the Iraq War while in Canada.

Michael Walli (92108-20)

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 5 Aug 2013
End of detention:
  • 29 Oct 2017
País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
  • Transform Now Plowshares action group convicted of sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

    Action alongside Gregory Boertje-Obed and Megan Rice.

    Sentenced to 62 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014.

Gerald Ebner

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 2 Sep 2013
End of detention:
  • 1 Mar 2014
País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
  • Six months for trespass at nuclear command centre at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska during a December 28, 2012 Feast of the Holy Innocents witness action.

Kimberly Rivera

Activist:
Start of detention:
  • 29 Apr 2013
End of detention:
  • 13 Dec 2013
País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
  • Pled guilty to two counts of desertion, sentenced to 10 months imprisonment.

Gerald Ebner

País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Tipo de activista:
  • Nonviolent activist


Gregory Boertje-Obed

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 5 Aug 2013
End of detention:
  • 20 Sep 2017
País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
  • Transform Now Plowshares action group convicted of sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

    Action alongside Michael Walli and Megan Rice.

    Sentenced to 62 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014.

Irwin County Detention Center

País: 
Estados Unidos de América
Detention centre address: 

Irwin County Detention Center, 132 Cotton Drive, Ocilla, GA 31774.

Gregory Boertje-Obed (08052-016)

  • Gregory Boertje-ObedGregory Boertje-Obed

País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Tipo de activista:
  • Nonviolent activist


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Conscientious objection to war work

We were glad to read recently of the declaration of Brandon Toy – a conscientious objector to war work. Previously a soldier, and now a 'defense contractor' with General Dynamics Land Systems, Toy's declaration says 'I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down.'

Brandon's position is a powerful reminder that conscientious objection goes far beyond military service, but can encompass rejection of involvement in war, and preparations for war, at many levels.

Chris Munoz

País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Tipo de activista:
  • objector/a de conciencia
Estatus:
  • Objetor declarado


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