Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence, Israel). 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).
Dear Mr Amir Peretz, Minister of Defence
I am very concerned about the imprisonment of conscientious objector Hadas Amit.
Hadas Amit refused to enlist in the Israeli military, and was sentenced to a second consecutive prison term of 10 days on 31 December 2006. She first applied to be exempted from military service due to her conscientious objetion, but was rejected by the Conscience Committee.
In refusing to enlist, Hadas Amit claims her human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. Her imprisonment is a violation of international legal standards.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in opinion 24/2003 on Israel came to the conclusion that the repeated imprisonment of conscientious objectors in Israel is arbitrary, and therefore it constitutes a violation of 14 par 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of which Israel is a signatory.
I therefore urge you to immediately release Hadas Amit, and all imprisoned conscientious objectors. I urge you to respect human rights.