Prisoners for Peace/CO Database

War Resisters' International's database of prisoners for peace and conscientious objectors is part of the Right to Refuse to Kill programme. It keeps track of known prisoners for peace and conscientious objectors, and allows supporters to access information on conscientious objectors. It is also linked to War Resisters' International's co-alert system.

Below is a list of activists currently in prison, followed by the latest additions to the database. Alternatively, you can search the activist database or the detention database.

Nonviolent activists and conscientious objectors currently in prison

Eritrea

24 Sep 1994
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

24 Sep 1994
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

24 Sep 1994
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

9 May 2001
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jun 2003
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Feb 2004
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Feb 2005
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Feb 2005
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

27 Dec 2005
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jan 2006
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jan 2007
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Jan 2007
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service. Imprisoned some time in 2007 - the exact date is not known.

26 Aug 2008
Meitir Camp

Meitir

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

26 Aug 2008
Meitir Camp

Meitir

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

1 Mar 2009
Meitir Camp

Meitir

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service. Detained some time in March 2009.

13 May 2013
Sawa Camp

Sawa
Eritrea

Jehovah's Witness. Imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

Finland

15 Aug 2014 8 Feb 2015

Total objector. Sentenced to home detention.

Write to Otto at c/o AKL Peace Station, Veturitori 3 00520 Helsinki Finland

6 Oct 2014 28 Mar 2015

Total objector. Sentenced to home detention for 173 days for "refusal of civilian service" (siviilipalveluksesta kieltäytyminen).

Write to Otto at c/o AKL Peace Station, Veturitori 3 00520 Helsinki Finland

Korea, South

13 Sep 2013 28 Nov 2014
Southern Seoul Prison

P.O Box 165, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 153-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

10 Feb 2014 10 Aug 2015
Uijeongbu prison

P.O. Box 99, Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea, 480-700

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

17 Mar 2014 17 Sep 2015
Wonju Prison

Wonju P.O.Box 87, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Korea, 220-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

30 Apr 2014 30 Oct 2015
Southern Seoul Detention Center

Southern Seoul Detention Center, Seoul Geumcheon P.O.Box 164, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Korea, 153-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

26 May 2014 26 Nov 2015
Jangheung Prison

Jangheung P.O.Box 1, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea, 529-800

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea.

28 May 2014 28 Nov 2015
Seoul Prison

Gunpo P.O.Box 20, Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 435-600

18 months imprisonment for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in the Republic of Korea

9 Jul 2014 2 Jan 2016
Yeoju Prison

Yeoju Prison
Yeoju P. O. Box 30
Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do,
South Korea
469-800

Sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for refusal to military service in Korea.

Turkmenistan

24 Dec 2012 24 Dec 2014

Sentenced to 2 years' imprisonment for refusing military service. This is a second detention - the first was for 18 months. A Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector.

8 Jan 2013 8 Jan 2015

Sentenced to 2 years' imprisonment for refusing military service. This is a second detention - the first was for 18 months. A Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector.

10 Jul 2013 9 Jan 2015
Seydi Labour Camp

Turkmenistan
746222 Lebap vilayet
Seydi
uchr. LB-K/12

Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector. First prison sentence, imprisoned for eighteen months.

19 Nov 2013 18 May 2015
Seydi Labour Camp

Turkmenistan
746222 Lebap vilayet
Seydi
uchr. LB-K/12

18 months in prison for refusing military service. Jehovah’s Witnesses conscientious objector.

10 Mar 2014 9 Mar 2015
Seydi Labour Camp

Turkmenistan
746222 Lebap vilayet
Seydi
uchr. LB-K/12

One year in prison for refusing military service. Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector.

17 Jul 2014 16 Jul 2015
Seydi Labour Camp

Turkmenistan
746222 Lebap vilayet
Seydi
uchr. LB-K/12

One year in prison for refusing military service. Jehovah's Witnesses conscientious objector.

United States of America

26 Apr 2000 26 Apr 2022
FMC Devens

FMC Devens, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 879, Ayer, MA 01432, USA

22 years for convictions resulting from providing humanitarian and financial aid to Iraqis in violation of U.S. sanctions.

15 May 2010 20 Aug 2048
Fort Leavenworth

1300 NORTH WAREHOUSE ROAD
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS 66027-2304

35 years imprisonment for espionage and theft, espionage and other charges.

1 Aug 2011 31 Aug 2018
SCI Dallas

SCI Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd., Dallas, PA 18612, USA

Sentenced for third trespass at military recruiting office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Serving one to seven years - 31/08/2018 is the last release date.

7 Apr 2012 7 Apr 2015
USP Leavenworth

USP Leavenworth, POB 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA

Plea agreement to one count of violating 1991-2003 U.S. sanctions by providing personal charity for family and friends living in Iraq.

18 May 2012 21 Nov 2014

Convicted of possession of incendiary devices during protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May, 2012, after being infiltrated by undercover police agent provocateurs.

P.O. Box 089002, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.

18 May 2012 6 May 2016
Dixon Correctional Center

Inmate Name & IDOC#
2600 N. Brinton Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021

Convicted of possession of incendiary devices during protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May, 2012, after being infiltrated by undercover police agent provocateurs.

P.O. Box 089002, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.

18 May 2012 6 May 2015

Convicted of possession of incendiary devices during protests at NATO summit in Chicago, May, 2012, after being infiltrated by undercover police agent provocateurs.

P.O. Box 089002, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.

5 Aug 2013 20 Sep 2017
USP Leavenworth

USP Leavenworth, POB 1000, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA

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.

5 Aug 2013 14 Nov 2015
MDC Brooklyn

P.O. BOX 329002
BROOKLYN, NY 11232

  • 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 Michael Walli.

    Sentenced to 35 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014.

5 Aug 2013 29 Oct 2017
FCI Mckean

FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 8000
BRADFORD, PA 16701

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.

8 Aug 2014
El Paso County Jail

El Paso County Jail, 2739 E. Las Vegas St, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Iraq war veteran and public military refuser jailed pending AWOL prosecution.

Write to Sara at
Sara Beining A0305918 Criminal Justice Center, 2739 E. Las Vegas St, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

30 Aug 2014 29 Nov 2014
Jamesville Correctional Facility

Jamesville Correctional Facility, 6660 E Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078.

Three months imprisonment for trespass and obstructing government administration for protest against drone warfare waged from Hancock Field, New York

Latest additions to Prisoners for Peace/CO database