The Broken Rifle

The Broken Rifle is the newsletter of War Resisters' International, and is usually published in English, Spanish, French and German.

This is issue 58, May 2003.

This issue of The Broken Rifle was produced by Andreas Speck, Sergeiy Sandler, Shani Werner, Huwaida Araf, and Peretz Kidron, with help from Alberto Estefania, Tikiri, and many others, who provided the information used in this issue.

This issue was made possible through the financial support of American Friends Service Committee, Objecion Fiscal, and The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

If you want extra copies of this issue of The Broken Rifle, please contact the WRI office, or download it from our website.

War Resisters' International, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, Britain tel +44-20-7278 4040 fax +44-20-7278 0444

The Broken Rifle in other languages

The Broken Rifle is published regularly in English, Spanish, German, and French. In addition, this issue is being published in Hebrew and (hopefully) Arabic and Russian.

You can order paper copies in the language of your choice by contacting the WRI office in London. You can also download a PDF file from the WRI website as soon as it becomes available. Feel free to make your own copies.

WRI relies on volunteers for translations of The Broken Rifle and other materials. If you want to offer your help with translations, please contact the WRI office. Translators are always urgently needed! Thank you.

Support War Resisters' International

Israel's conscientious objectors need our support. War Resisters' International needs your support to be able to support conscientious objectors.

Thank you for your solidarity

Support COs in prison: co-alerts

In many countries, prison is still the fate of conscientious objectors. Thousands of COs are still in prison -- in South Korea, Israel, Finland, and many other countries.

Despite many countries having introduced laws on conscientious objection, many COs still face imprisonment, either because they don't fit into the authorities' criteria, or they refuse to perform any alternative 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.

CO-alerts, 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.

CO-alerts are available by email ( or on the internet at .

The WRI office also needs more information on imprisoned conscientious objectors from all over the world.

Get in touch with us at: War Resisters' International, 5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX, Britain: tel +44-20-7278 4040; fax: +44-20-7278 0444; email;

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