Release conscientious objector Omar Saad
Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Minister of Defence Moshe Ya`alon). 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 Moshe Ya'alon,
Omar Saad, a conscientious objector who is 18 years old from Mghar, has been imprisoned for his refusal to join the Israeli army.
He was sentenced to 20 days imprisonment on December 5th and is now in Military Prison no. 6.
Omar Saad refuses to enlist in the Israeli Army based on beliefs and conscience. He claims his human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. In a decision from January 2007, the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognised the right to conscientious objection as a legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, as guaranteed by Article 18 ICCPR.
I urge you to immediately release Omar Saad, all other conscientious objectors, and ensure that Omar is not re-imprisoned in future.