Write to imprisoned war resister Joe Glenton
Call by Connection e.V.
On March 5, 2010, British Afghanistan war refusenik Joe Glenton was sentenced to nine months in jail for having gone AWOL. Connection e.V., Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Europe and German Peace Society & Organization of War Resisters (DFG-VK) in Hesse, alongside many other organizations worldwide, strongly condemn the judgment handed down by the military court in Colchester.
In 2007, Joe Glenton left his unit, traumatized by his seven months' deployment in Afghanistan. He handed himself in two years later after speaking at an anti-war demonstration in London.
Mr Glenton was sentenced, regardless of the fact that a psychiatrist, Lars Davidsson, diagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from Glentons deployment in Afghanistan. While still in the military, he had asked for medical attention because of his PTSD; his request had been refused brusquely. His sergeant intimidated him as a coward and a malingerer.
In the run-up to the trial, organisations from Russia, USA, Germany, Turkey, Britain, Italy, Ireland, Poland and Greece followed a call from Payday (UK) to support Joe Glenton. With broadcastings, pickets and rallies they called for all charges against Joe Glenton to be dropped. Several thousands of signatures were handed over to the British government.
Connection e.V., Iraq Veterans Against the War Europe and DFG-VK Hessen ask you to show solidarity with Joe Glenton. You can fill in the form. Connection e.V. is going to send the letter to Joe Glenton.
You can send him a letter to his address as well: Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, Military Corrective Training Centre, Berechurch Hall Camp, Colchester CO2 9NU, Großbritannien.
The letter can be sent online at http://www.connection-ev.de/en_aktion-gb.php .