ISRAEL: Tenth imprisonment for conscientious objector Uriel Ferera


In Israel, conscientious objector Uriel Ferera has been imprisoned for the tenth time. He is in Military Prison 4 for a further 20 days.

Send a protest email to the Israeli authorities here.

Repeated imprisonment is a violation of international legal standards. Just last month, the United Nation's Human Rights Committee, in its Concluding observations, reiterated their concern that individuals whose conscientious objection applications are rejected may be repeatedly imprisoned. They called upon the Israeli authorities to refrain from repeated imprisonment for refusal to serve in the armed forces, which may constitute a violation of the principle of ne bis in idem. Read more here.


As well as filling in our email alert (/node/24138), you can also post letters of support to:

Uriel Ferera, Military ID 08143090, Military Prison No. 4, Military Postal Code 02507, IDF, Israel

If you have access to a fax machine, it  would also be useful to fax a copy of your protests emails to:

  • Mr. Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of Defence, Fax: +972-3-6962757, and
  • Commander of Military Prison No. 4, Fax: +972-3-569-45-26

You can also write to Israel's embassies abroad. Find a list of these here.

New Profile have also sent a complaint to the United Nation Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the UN.

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of all conscientious objectors.

Hannah Brock, War Resisters' International