ISRAEL: Conscientious objector Raz Bar-David Varon sentenced to third prison term


War Resisters' International learned today that Israeli woman conscientious objector Raz Bar-David Varon was sentenced to a third term in prison on Sunday, 21 December 2008. This time she received a sentence of 21 days. She is due out on 9 January 2009.

Raz Bar-David Varon first went to prison for refusing to enlist on 3 November 2008. Her second prison term was from 1 to 21 December 2008.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to Raz Bar-David Varon:

Raz Bar-David Varon (Military ID 6000383)

Military Prison No 400

Military Postal Code 02477, IDF


Fax: +972-4-9579389

War Resisters' International calls for letters of protest to the Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. An email letter to Israels Minister of Defence Ehud Barak can be sent at /node/6280.

Please send a copy of your letter to the Shministim (High School Seniors), as letters are often not handed to those in prison. Please send a copy be email to

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of conscientious objector Raz Bar-David Varon, and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck

War Resisters' International