Recent CO Action alerts


The CO-Alert email list is specifically for alerts in cases of conscientious objection or antimilitarist action. CO-Alerts are sent out by email as soon as the WRI office receives information on the imprisonment or trial of a conscientious objector, are a powerful tool to mobilise support and protest. We provide an email contact form, so you can quickly and simply contact the authorities, in support of a nonviolent activist who is facing repression.

In many countries, prison is still the fate of conscientious objectors (COs). Thousands of COs are still in prison -- in South Korea, Israel, Finland, Colombia, and many other countries. Despite many countries having introduced laws on conscientious objection, many COs still face imprisonment, because they either don't fit into the authorities' criteria, or they refuse to perform any substitute service. War Resisters' International supports conscientious objectors who are imprisoned because of their conscientious objection, or face repression by the state or state-like entities.

If you have information about a CO who is facing persecution, a CO-Alert may be a good tool for you to use in their support. Read our 'Guidelines for making use of WRI's email alert system for conscientious objectors', and get in touch with us.

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Edo Ramon

In Israel, the prison sentence for conscientious objector Edo Ramon has been lengthened by 20 days - this is now his sixth term in prison. Edo is in Military Prison 4, and has already spent 65 days in prison. A video of Edo, speaking on his decision to refuse to join the IDF, is available here.

Send a protest email to the Israeli authorities here.

In Israel, conscientious objector Efi Drishner has been imprisoned for the third time. He is in Military Prison 6 for 20 days. Efi has declared his refusal to serve for reasons of conscience due to his opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian people, and discrimination against Palestinians inside Israel.

Send a protest email to the Israeli authorities here.

On 30th October Udi Segal, a conscientious objector from Kibbutz Tuval in Israel, was imprisoned for 10 days for refusing military service. This is Udi's fifth imprisonment.

Send a protest email to the Israeli authorities here.

Finnish conscientious objector Henri Sulku began a sentence of 173 days 'home detention' on Monday 6th October. Henri was sentenced on 24 June by Eastern Uusimaa district court (Itä-Uudenmaan käräjäoikeus) for "refusal of civilian service" (siviilipalveluksesta kieltäytyminen).

Send a protest email here.

Udi Segal and Uriel Ferera were reimprisoned on 29th September, both in Israel's Military Prison No. 6. This is Udi's fourth and Uriel's eighth imprisonment.

Send a protest email to the Israeli authorities here.