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
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 http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20030204a.html
War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of total objector Florian Quellmalz and all imprisoned conscientious objectors.
War Resisters' International
Protest letters can be sent to:
Bundesminister der Verteidigung (Minister of Defence) Stauffenbergstrasse 18
fax: +49-30-2004 8553
Addresses of German embassies abroad can be found at http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/www/en/laenderinfos/adressen/