This is the last issue of co-update for 2007 - we will be taking a break in December, due to staff holidays, and will be back in January 2008.

This issue includes information on two countries of major concern in Europe: Turkey - also the focus for our Prisoners for Peace Day - and Armenia. In both cases the Council of Europe puts pressure on the respective governments, but so far with little positive outcome.

In addition, we look beyond Europe. Conscription is being debated in Uganda and Indonesia, and it has to be feared that both countries - if they will seriously implement conscription - will not recognise the right to conscientious objection. Clearly, we still have a lot to do.

Andreas Speck

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