Prisoners for Peace

Sending cards and letters

In writing your cards, think about what you would like to receive if you were in prison. Here are some guidelines that will help you write your letters:

Image of peace dove behind bars
  • Remember to send your card in an envelope;
  • Include a return name and address on the envelope;
  • Be chatty and creative: send photos from your life or drawings;
  • Let the prisoners know what you are doing to stop war and war preparations;
  • Avoid writing anything that might get the prisoner into trouble;
  • Try not to begin your correspondence with "You are so brave, I could never do what you have done";
  • Remember that the prisoner may not be able to reply;
  • Remember-next year it could be you ...

Note: We have been unable to obtain the full address for all prisoners. Please write to those with a complete address. If a prisoner's number is given, include this with the address. Thank you.

If you would like to be alerted when a prisoner is sentenced, sign up to receive 'CO-Alerts' here. You can find a list of recent CO-Alerts here.

Prisoners for Peace

Eritrea

Amanuel Abraham

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Ambakom Tsegezab

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Aron Abraha

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Bemnet Fessehaye

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Bereket Abraha Oqbagabir

Sawa
Eritrea

Ce témoin de Jéhovah est emprisonné pour objection au service militaire.

Henok Ghebru

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Isaac Mogos

Sawa
Eritrea

Ce témoin de Jéhovah est emprisonné pour objection au service militaire.

Kibreab Fessejaye

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Mussie Fessehaye

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Negede Teklemariam

Sawa
Eritrea

Ce témoin de Jéhovah est emprisonné pour objection au service militaire.

Nehemiah Hagos

Meitir

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

Paulos Eyassu

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Samuel Ghirmay

Meitir

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

Yoel Tsegezab

Meitir

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

Yoseph Tesfamariam

Sawa
Eritrea

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

Yosief Fessehaye

Sawa
Eritrea

Ce témoin de Jéhovah est emprisonné pour objection au service militaire.

Yosief Fessehaye

Sawa
Eritrea

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

United States of America

Rafil Dhafir (11921-052)

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

Verurteilt im Februar 2005 zu 22 Jahren aufgrund von humanitärer und finanzieller Hilfe für IrakerInnen, in Missachtung der US Sanktionen gegen Irak vor 2003.

Turkmenistan

Mekan Annayev

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

Mekan Annayev is one of the ten conscientious objectors -all Jehovah's Witness- who are known to be jailed in 2018 for their refusal to be conscripted. He is sentenced to 2 years at Seydi Labour Camp. His estimated release day is late June 2020.

Soyunmurat Korov

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

Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector.

He has not yet been tried (as of 3 November 2015).