GERMANY: Total objector in military arrest


German total objector Florian Quellmalz went to "his" barracks yesterday, and was arrested. He had been called up for military service and supposed to begin his service yesterday. The length of the first arrest is not yet known. The usual practice is that the first arrest is for 7 days, followed by one arrest of 14 days, and two to three arrests of 21 days. After that, a total objector usually discharged from the military, and his case is transferred to the prosecution service. A trial at a civilian criminal court will then follow, for "disobeying orders" or "refusing to serve".

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to Florian Quellmalz. Florian Quellmalz
Luitpold Kaserne - Arrestzelle
8./EloKaBtl 922
Klemens-Mengele-Strasse 1-3
89407 Dillingen a.d. Donau

War Resisters' International also calls for letters of protest to German authorities, and German embassies abroad. An email form can be found at

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of total objector Florian Quellmalz and all imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International

Protest letters can be sent to:

Johannes Rau
Schloss Bellevue
Spreeweg 1
10557 Berlin
tel: +49-30-2000-0
fax: +49-30-2000-1999

Peter Struck
Bundesminister der Verteidigung (Minister of Defence) Stauffenbergstrasse 18
11055 Berlin
fax: +49-30-2004 8553

Addresses of German embassies abroad can be found at