Prisoners for Peace https://wri-irg.org/en/taxonomy/term/2 en Call for support for Ambazonian prisoners of conscience on Prisoners for Peace Day https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2019/call-support-ambazonian-prisoners-conscience-prisoners-peace-day <div data-history-node-id="41930" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2019-11/freenera10campaignfoto-1.jpg?itok=h4cdvMVq 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-11/freenera10campaignfoto-1.jpg?itok=c7wjJNZ- 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2019-11/freenera10campaignfoto-1.jpg?itok=c7wjJNZ-" alt="Solidarity action for Ambazonian prisoners of conscience " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption"></div> <time > 28 Nov 2019</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>War Resisters' International has recently been joined by new affiliates. One of the new affiliates of our expanding network is the Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APOCS Net). On this Prisoners for Peace Day, we feature APOCS Net's work and encourage our followers to write to Ambazonian prisoners of conscience, alongside other prisoners for peace and conscience (see the full list <a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2019-12/pfp_list_2019_-_english_3.pdf">here</a>).</p> <p>Below is a call for support from APOCS Net explaining their work and encouraging everyone to stand in solidarity with, and write to, Ambazonian prisoners of conscience. </p> <h2>The Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network</h2> <p>The Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APOCS Net) was started in January 2018 by Ambazonian diaspora organizers and allies in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States who wanted to help Ambazonians who had been rounded up and imprisoned in secret detention centers of the French Neocolonial regime in Cameroon.</p> <p>The current generation of Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience refers to people imprisoned for the expression of their conscientiously held belief that the fundamental human rights of the people of Ambazonia, formerly the United Nations Trust Territory of Southern Cameroons under United Kingdom administration, needs to be respected by all — including the French neo-colonial regime in Cameroon and its allies. The conflict between Ambazonia and Cameroon, which is the basis for the imprisonment of close to 3,000 Ambazonian political prisoners, has it roots in the military occupation of Ambazonia by Cameroon following an ill-fated UN plebiscite on a confederation between the two countries in 1961.</p> <p>Six decades of disciplined protest have been based on the principles of nonviolence and the slogan “the force of argument, not the argument of force.” The recorded history of repression against indigenous Ambazonians, however, goes as far back as 1891 during the period of German colonization. Legendary leader Mountain King Kuva Likenye was deported from Buea to Wonya Mokumba because of his anti-colonial stance, where he fell ill and died soon after.</p> <p>The number of Ambazonian political prisoners has skyrocketed since fall 2016, following nationwide protests to defend the Ambazonian common law–based judicial system from the Cameroonian regime’s attempt to replace it with what amounts to a colonial court system. Click <a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/16">here</a> to read more about the history of the conflict.</p> <p>Leaders from all corners of Ambazonian civil society have been rounded up in the dragnet that followed this nonviolent uprising — teachers and teachers union leaders (including Vice Principal Penn Terrence and Mr. Wilfred Tassang, organizer with the Ambazonian Teachers’ Union, CAPTAC), lawyers and legal workers union leaders (including Barrister Shufai Berinyuy and Barrister Eyambe Elias, both organizers with the Ambazonia Legal Workers Union), journalists and press union leaders (including Mancho Bibixy, Tsi Conrad, Awah Paul and Felix Ngalim), student union leaders, doctors, and members of the traditional rulers association. </p> <p>The most high-profile prisoner is Sisiku AyukTabe Julius, an open source tech developer known for his nonviolent leadership and philanthropic work, who in January 2018 was <a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/10">arrested along with his aides</a> while meeting at the Nera Hotel in Nigeria, and forcibly returned to Cameroon in violation of the international legal principle of nonrefoulement.</p> <p>In March 2019, the Federal High Court of Nigeria ruled that the abduction and deportation of these “Nera 10” and other prisoners by Nigerian authorities was illegal within Nigeria, and a violation of international law, and that they should be immediately released and returned to Nigeria. Yet they <a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/35">are still being imprisoned</a> by the Cameroon regime.</p> <p><a name="_GoBack" id="_GoBack"></a> These prisoners of conscience continue to provide leadership from behind bars, and APOCS Net works to support their physical and emotional well-being, to gather and disseminate information that is relevant to their struggle, and to organize solidarity actions in consultation with their needs and campaigns. We also work to support imprisoned human rights defenders in Cameroon, such as the <a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/28">Kamto 203</a> and <a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/34">l’Association pour la Défense des Droits des Etudiants  au Cameroun (ADDEC)</a>, as well as other political prisoners in the rest of the Francafrique controlled territories. APOCS Net actively seeks to contribute to the building of a global network in solidarity with imprisoned human rights defenders all over the world.</p> <p>Below is information on how you can write to the Ambazonian prisoners of conscience named in this article. Follow the links to read more.</p> <p><strong>The Nera 10: </strong><a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/19">https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/19</a> </p> <ul><li>Mr. Julius AyukTabe — American University of Nigeria in Yola, North Eastern Nigeria</li> <li>Mr. Wilfred Tassang — organizer with the Ambazonia teachers Union, CAPTAC</li> <li>Professor Augustine Awasum — Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Northern Nigeria</li> <li>Dr. Cornelius Njikimpi Kwanga — Umaru Musa Yar’adua University in Katsina, Nigeria</li> <li>Dr. Henry Kimeng — Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria</li> <li>Dr. Fidelis Ndeh-Che — American University of Nigeria in Yola, North Eastern Nigeria</li> <li>Dr. Egbe Ogork — Associate Professor, Bayero University in Kano</li> <li>Barrister Shufai Berinyuy — Organizer with the Ambazonia Legal workers Union</li> <li>Barrister Eyambe Elias — Organizer with the Ambazonia Legal workers Union</li> <li>Dr. Nfor Ngalla Nfor — Ambazonia Civil Society leader</li> </ul><p><a name="__DdeLink__1100_996925164" id="__DdeLink__1100_996925164"></a> <strong>Write to the Nera 10 prisoners at the following address</strong>:</p> <p><em>Prison Principale Kondengui Yaoundé</em></p> <p><em>B. P 100, YAOUNDÉ</em></p> <p><em>Cameroon</em></p> <p>NOTE: write to each prisoner individually, using their individual names; do not use the term Nera 10!</p> <ul><li>Penn Terrence: <a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/11">https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/11</a> </li> <li>Mancho Bibixy, Tsi Conrad and others: <a href="https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/8">https://ambazoniapocs.net/node/8</a> </li> </ul><p><strong>Write to Penn, Mancho and Tsi at</strong>:</p> <p><em>Prison Principale Kondengui Yaoundé</em></p> <p><em>B. P 100, YAOUNDÉ</em></p> <p><em>Cameroon</em></p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/699" hreflang="en">Ambazonia</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41930&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="IhNaArXabXv3rKfrUaJ6uSvKZwxt90MQNu-1Wls_cYU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:24:38 +0000 cmoy 41930 at https://wri-irg.org Prisoners for Peace Day: 1st December https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2018/prisoners-peace-day-1st-december <div data-history-node-id="41661" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2018-11/43031860542_f43b3228a1_z.jpg?itok=08XWFu9T 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2018-11/43031860542_f43b3228a1_z.jpg?itok=QBuG8COC 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2018-11/43031860542_f43b3228a1_z.jpg?itok=QBuG8COC" alt="Press release following Constitutional Court decision in South Korea" title="Photo credit: World Without War" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption">Photo credit: World Without War</div> <time > 28 Nov 2018</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>1st December, Saturday, is <a href="https://www.wri-irg.org/en/taxonomy/term/2">Prisoners for Peace Day</a>. For over sixty years on this day, we've been sharing stories and contacts details of conscientious objectors who have been imprisoned for their refusal to take up arms and resist war.</p> <p>Find a list <a href="https://www.wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2018-11/pfp_list_2018.pdf">here</a> (for Spanish see <a href="https://www.wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2018-12/pfp_list_-_espanol_-_2018.pdf">here</a>). For the most up to date Prisoners for Peace list go to <a href="http://wri-irg.org/inprison">wri-irg.org/inprison</a>, our standing list of those in jail.</p> <p></p><div alt="prisoners for peace" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_1_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="57f67e4e-ea94-4b9c-bf08-c37fd84e2294" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/inprisonnow.jpg?itok=UabS8bSM 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/medium/public/inprisonnow.jpg?itok=fl9ZGWBJ" alt="prisoners for peace" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <h3>Action ideas</h3> <ul><li> <p>Please set aside time on 1st December to write to those imprisoned for their peace work, and get your friends, peace group, student, faith or community group to organise a card-writing session;</p> </li> <li> <p>Get postcards made up, leaving space for individual messages of support, and set up a street stall around Prisoners for Peace day;</p> </li> <li> <p>Use <em>#PfPday18</em> on social media to invite others to write to those in jail.</p> </li> </ul><p>If you have details of other prisoners for peace not yet listed, please write to <a href="mailto:info@wri-irg.org">info@wri-irg.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Attached file</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2018-11/pfp_list_2018.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1869501" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">Prisoners for Peace Day list - 2018</a></span><span class="file-size">1.78 MB</span></span></div> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2018-12/pfp_list_-_espanol_-_2018.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1938680" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">Día de las/os Presas/os por la Paz 2018</a></span><span class="file-size">1.85 MB</span></span></div> </div> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41661&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="p1FbFgWvisXRtOg9IS8WTEgZrjAfxXYW0K4kCHpZ7M8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:47:31 +0000 cmoy 41661 at https://wri-irg.org Today is Prisoners for Peace day https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/today-prisoners-peace-day <div data-history-node-id="41193" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-11/2017_pfp_rev_2.jpg?itok=5_Ozx6Qh 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-11/2017_pfp_rev_2.jpg?itok=YRnWZq5r 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-11/2017_pfp_rev_2.jpg?itok=YRnWZq5r" alt="Prisoners for Peace day poster from South Korea" title="Prisoners for Peace day poster from South Korea. Credit: World Without War" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption">Prisoners for Peace day poster from South Korea. Credit: World Without War</div> <time > 01 Dec 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Today is <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2">Prisoners for Peace Day</a>, when War Resisters' International and our members remember those imprisoned for their work for peace, and write to them in jail. Please join us!</p> <h2>Write to peace activists in prison: download the list in <a href="/sites/default/files/public_files/2017-12/pfpin2017-1-dec.pdf">English</a>, <a href="/sites/default/files/public_files/2017-12/pfpin2017-30-nov.pdf">French</a>, <a href="/sites/default/files/public_files/2017-11/pfpin2017.pdf">German</a> or <a href="/es/system/files/2017-12/pfpin2017-1-dec.pdf">Spanish</a>.</h2> <p>Action ideas</p> <ul><li>Please set aside time today to write to those imprisoned for their peace work, and get your friends, peace group, student, faith or community group to organise a card-writing session;</li> <li>Get postcards made up, leaving space for individual messages of support, and set up a street stall around Prisoners for Peace day;</li> <li>Use #PfPday17 on social media to invite others to write to those in jail.</li> </ul><p>It makes a big difference to those who are detained. Check out <a href="/en/story/2015/co-reflects-receiving-cards-prisoners-peace-day">this blog post </a>by conscientious objector Visa Savolainen, who was under house detention on Prisoners for Peace day 2015.</p> <p>For the most up to date Prisoners for Peace<em> </em>list go to <a href="http://wri-irg.org/inprison">wri-irg.org/inprison</a>, our permanent list of those in jail.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Attached file</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2017-12/pfpin2017-1-dec.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=475967" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">PfP-English</a></span><span class="file-size">464.81 KB</span></span></div> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://wri-irg.org/sites/default/files/public_files/2017-11/pfpin2017.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=455865" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">PfP-Deutsche</a></span><span class="file-size">445.18 KB</span></span></div> </div> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/164" hreflang="en">Eritrea</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/228" hreflang="en">Israel</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/216" hreflang="en">United States of America</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/209" hreflang="en">Turkmenistan</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/169" hreflang="en">Korea, South</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41193&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="DNcJWMTm113f4hDEutMJun6yR9w3tQXkr2dBRuDpJlc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:30:24 +0000 Andrew 41193 at https://wri-irg.org Prepare for Prisoners for Peace Day https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/prepare-prisoners-peace-day <div data-history-node-id="41028" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-11/london.jpeg?itok=CNFatzYy 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-11/london.jpeg?itok=hC2Wvo0Q 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-11/london.jpeg?itok=hC2Wvo0Q" alt="Several people holding a &#039;War Resisters&#039; International&#039; banner, and handing out leaflets, outside a building" title="&#039;Refuse to occupy&#039; – a day of action in support of imprisoned COs in Israel, calling on the international community not to support the Israeli military occupation militarily, as COs refuse to support it with their labour. Prisoners for Peace Day, 2016" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption">&#039;Refuse to occupy&#039; – a day of action in support of imprisoned COs in Israel, calling on the international community not to support the Israeli military occupation militarily, as COs refuse to support it with their labour. Prisoners for Peace Day, 2016</div> <time > 22 Oct 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>We're coming up to <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2">Prisoners for Peace day</a>, held on 1st December. For over sixty years on this day we've been sharing stories and contacts details of those imprisoned for their work for peace, including conscientious objectors.</p> <p>Find a list <a href="/sites/default/files/public_files/2017-11/PfPin2017-14-Nov.pdf">here</a> (this list may be updated before 1st December).</p> <h3>Action ideas</h3> <ul><li> Set aside time on 1st December to write to those imprisoned for their peace work, and get your friends, peace group, student, faith or community group to organise a card-writing session; </li> <li> Get postcards made up, leaving space for individual messages of support, and set up a street stall around Prisoners for Peace day; </li> <li> Use #PfPday17 on social media to invite others to write to those in jail. </li> </ul><p>For the most up to date Prisoners for Peace<em> </em>list go to <a href="http://wri-irg.org/inprison">wri-irg.org/inprison</a>, our standing list of those in jail.</p> <p>If you have details of other prisoners for peace not yet listed, please write to hannah [at] wri-irg.org.</p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41028&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="rxWN5cqa9jS90jeV-2QNNWEtqLwlX2k7heWpaeKfqEU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:36:46 +0000 HBrock 41028 at https://wri-irg.org EBCO: The Greek Government should fulfil its promises concerning conscientious objectors' human rights https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/ebco-greek-government-should-fulfil-its-promises-concerning-conscientious-objectors <div data-history-node-id="27192" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <time > 05 Apr 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The European Bureau of Conscientious Objection held its spring General Assembly last week at the Peace House in Brussels. The meeting was attended by WRI and COs and activists from  Belgium, Catalonia, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Turkey, and the UK. The EBCO Board repeated its call to the Greek Government to keep its promises to address shortcomings in its legislation and procedures regarding conscientious objection to military service.</p> <p>In November 2016, an EBCO delegation, headed by Vice-President Sam Biesemans, met the Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Dimitrios Vitsas in Athens. As reported by EBCO delegation, the Deputy Minister recognised the existing problems and expressed the intention to present to the parliament a draft law specifically on conscientious objection. In its press release, EBCO Board stated that they will “carefully monitor the process”. They are also offering their assistance to the Greek authorities in bringing their conscientious objection provisions  into line with European and international human rights standards.</p> <p><strong>Read EBCO's statement here: <a href="http://www.ebco-beoc.org/node/421">http://www.ebco-beoc.org/node/421</a></strong></p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=27192&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="X19bWP28Uj3IsK3yT9oG9b8cIvWSQGXJJO4EUrPNSrU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:42:30 +0000 HBrock 27192 at https://wri-irg.org Update: Israeli conscientious objectors https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/update-israeli-conscientious-objectors <div data-history-node-id="27187" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <time > 05 Apr 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <figure role="group" class="embedded-entity align-left"><div data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_1_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8502f29c-092d-4cb0-9a86-d4962e415d46" data-langcode="en"> <img class="img-responsive" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/medium/public/images/Atalia%20Ben-Abba.home.png?itok=Wn8kuJXF" srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/images/Atalia%20Ben-Abba.home.png?itok=7Q22XSKN 1x" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> <figcaption>Atalia Ben-Abba is an imprisoned Israeli conscientious objector</figcaption></figure><p>After 115 days of imprisonment, Israeli conscientious objector Tamar Ze'evi has had her objection to military service recognised, and has been granted CO status as a political refuser. However, <strong>conscientious objectors Atalia Ben-Abba and Tamar Alon have been imprisoned again </strong>for their refusal to take part in the occupation and serve in the IDF. This is Atalia's second, and Tamar's sixth imprisonment, and each will spend 30 days more behind bars. <strong>Click <a href="/en/node/27166">here</a> send a protest email to the Israeli authorities. </strong> </p><p>Along with our email alert, you can also send your solidarity messages to Atalia and Tamar. Use this link to write them and your messages will be passed on.</p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/support-israeli-conscientious-objectors" hreflang="en">Support Israeli conscientious objectors</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/228" hreflang="en">Israel</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/68" hreflang="en">WRI activists</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=27187&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="NYOzE39hD8hkal1ndmWVtbMLg_7CFISMSMWIGfczDow"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:30:24 +0000 HBrock 27187 at https://wri-irg.org COLOMBIA: Conscientious objector Diego Blanco illegally recruited https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/colombia-conscientious-objector-diego-blanco-illegally-recruited <div data-history-node-id="27186" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-05/diego.img_assist_custom-285x380.jpg?itok=MAVYrAVI 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/diego.img_assist_custom-285x380.jpg?itok=xjICOLyj 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-05/diego.img_assist_custom-285x380.jpg?itok=xjICOLyj" alt="Diego Blanco" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption"></div> <time > 05 Apr 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Conscientious Objector Diego Fernando Blanco López from Colombia has been illegally recruited by the Colombian army, despite his right to postpone due to being a student. He is currently being forced to serve in the Grupo de Caballeria Mecanicado No 4 Juan de Corral of the Colombian Army in Rionegro, Antioquia.</p> <p>Since his declaration of conscientious objection on 20th March 2017, Diego Blanco has been subjected to aggression and harassment by his superiors. When he refused to take arms earlier this week, he was attacked by the First Sergeant Oscar Camacho Cartagena and has been threatened with a court martial for disobedience/insubordination.</p> <p><strong>Support Diego Blanco with your protest emails to the authorities. </strong><strong><a href="/en/node/27173">Send your emails here.</a></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/support-colombian-conscientious-objectors" hreflang="en">Support Colombian conscientious objectors</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/270" hreflang="en">Colombia</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Militarisation of Youth</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=27186&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="orbIAydrc_U0k1N3_yG22As-t8s9hQupp0llaRSOdCE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:27:57 +0000 Andrew 27186 at https://wri-irg.org Something that happened, what's left, and what's to come https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2017/something-happened-whats-left-and-whats-come <div data-history-node-id="27032" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_desktop/public/2017-08/south-korea-smaller.jpg?itok=4EYeJ8Ta 1x" media="screen and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-08/south-korea-smaller.jpg?itok=R4qJSsXq 1x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/single_page_mobiles_and_tablets/public/2017-08/south-korea-smaller.jpg?itok=R4qJSsXq" alt="Lee Sangmin addressing a crowd" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> <div class="caption"></div> <time > 06 Jan 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-dynamic-twig-fieldnode-author-name-twig field--type-ds field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field--item"> <span>Lee Sangmin</span> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Sometimes I dream about the past. Usually, I don't dream about positive experiences, just days I regret and memories I want to run away from. Memories remains an unconscious pressure, and come to me often in my dreams. It smells like a scent of dirt just before raining. I also dream about the future that never came. In the worst case scenario, the very situations I want to avoid appear in my dreams. I always breath a sigh when I wake up, and I’m glad they didn’t happen to me in real life.</p> <p align="left" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">What is the worst thing that can happen to me while in prison? For prisoners, the most anticipated thing is being released. I believe that most prisoners hope to get an early release through parole, by being a model prisoner. In a horrible place where I cannot even open the door, I cannot get out of the day and see the outside air and the landscape beyond 4 meters of the wall, sharing love with my beloved, smiling with my friends and family. I feel my heart beating so fast by imagining these things. At the same time, it is frustrating that this reality, these good things, are not available to me right now. If the scheduled parole is cancelled, it will be a terrible thing. Only three month left I have to spend. But those short days keep dragging on. </p> <!--break--> <p align="left" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">During life in prison, I became cautious about people. People make me joyful sometimes, but also make me feel difficult. If someone had trouble with a cell-mate or a workshop mate, this means an another prison life whilst in prison. A hell of a prison life will turn into more hell. Unfortunately, I did not have a good relationship technique to prevent disagreements with people. I have a straight-forward personality and rarely compromise. 'No' means 'no' and I couldn’t like the things I don’t like. I never do something I disagree with. The culture of 'Single-gender' in prison, which is made up of men only, creates a strong hierarchical order. It’s really hard to refuse the works of a person who is higher than me. That is why it was so difficult. I can be a mere victim of the order in prison. But making me a perpetrator is hard to do and if someone force me to become a perpetrator, I can't even pretend. When my rank went up in prison, I don’t know what to do when I ordered to ‘manage’ the new cell-mates.</p> <p align="left" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">I had to worry about the rest of my life when I was released. I became an ex-convict, and I had few choices. As a quote of “Life goes on”, conscientious objection was not an end of my life. It seemed to me that the conscientious objection was a big mountain for me and I didn’t think of the big mountain named life behind it. I loved bicycles so I started the bike repair. I got a job at a bicycle store and started work. I had a talent and skills, so employer noticed me as a good worker. I could make a lot of sales in a short period, and I could leave to another workshop with a better condition. But I was alway afraid to reveal my past. I couldn't build relationships via social media with my co-workers. I had to think about how to explain the blank space in my life lasting more than a year. I have to be ready to make inventive answers to the question “why you didn’t served in military”. I was always wary of getting closer to people beyond a certain point. I refused military service based on my conscience, but I was not conscious of my conscience. I was not ashamed of myself, but I had to be ashamed. So I had to lock myself up and protect me.</p> <p align="left" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">I still think deeply about people. I remember a lot of moments when I was in trouble because of my cell-mates. How to understand people still remains as a long-standing conundrum. There still remains a 'before, during, and after' my prison days. In many cases, this conundrum motivates me to live my life, giving me a break to think about a person who hurt me. It is really easy to spit and turn your head on a person that you do not like. But it is really difficult to try to understand and communicate with someone that you do not like. The habit of thinking deeply about people seems to be a great driving force for me. I watched a movie when I was in prison. That film told me that if I understood a person, then I will love them finally. Including myself. I want to understand a lot of things, and I want to be positive, and I want to love. I do not want to take away hopes and possibilities in any difficult moments. I believe this is love. I believe that all these struggles are the gestures of love.</p> <p align="left" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">If nothing else happens, I will live 60 more years. I want all my efforts to be completed in the rest of my life. Everything that passed was love for me. I hope I can do so in the future.#</p> <p align="left" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US"><em>Translated by Akhee Ahn</em></p> <p align="left" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US"><em>Sangmin is a conscientious objector, based on his Christian beliefs and his pacifism. He is the first objector in Korean Mennonite community so far. He got arrested in April 2014 and was released in July 2015. He works at the bicyle shop at the moment.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-information field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author information</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--authors-and-bios paragraph--id--_2 paragraph--view-mode--bio-only"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/169" hreflang="en">Korea, South</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=27032&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="ATwVH5P55qkMdCQEn8rAs04mXce4EQbqb_2lCCDwSYQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:37:29 +0000 cmoy 27032 at https://wri-irg.org Photo essay: International day of action in solidarity with Israeli refusers in prison #refuse2occupy https://wri-irg.org/en/refuse2occupy-photos <div data-history-node-id="27021" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <time > 06 Jan 2017</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_half" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8dceea39-ce36-46c8-95e9-97ac2956dc9a" title="" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/PfPday.home.jpg?itok=mg9ZLc3O 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/PfPday.home.jpg?itok=mg9ZLc3O" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <p>amar Alon, Atalya Ben Abba and Tamar Ze'evi are facing repeated imprisonment for refusing to serve the Israeli occupation. On <a href="/refuse-to-occupy">1<sup>st</sup> December</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mesarvot/?ref=page_internal">Mesarvot</a> (a network supporting political refusal and conscientious objectors) called an international a day of action to support them.</p> <p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_1_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="636b8fde-daac-4d9d-a4e0-23b4952ce4a9" title="Outside the office of arms manufacturers Lockheed Martin, London" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/images/London.home.jpeg?itok=p-h3Y0x_ 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/medium/public/images/London.home.jpeg?itok=c6Xst7E0" alt="" title="Outside the office of arms manufacturers Lockheed Martin, London" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <p>Vigils took place outside arms manufacturing facilities and other locations calling on governments to stop arming the Israeli occupation rather than profiting from it. the day of action highlighted that as young people in Israel are refusing to serve the occupation, we should refuse to profit from it. Because as long as Europe trades with the Israeli weapon industry - the occupation will continue. As long as the US continue to arm Israel and buy its weapons - young Israelis will continue to be imprisoned for refusing to aim these weapons toward civilians.</p> <p><!--break--></p><p>Organiser Oren Rimon, from the Mesarvot network, said:</p> <p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_1_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9bf7e022-fad1-496a-8215-dd42f1c369b0" title="Helsinki" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/images/Finland-1.home.jpg?itok=g3Dci3Im 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/medium/public/images/Finland-1.home.jpg?itok=8c25v05I" alt="" title="Helsinki" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <p>'Tamar and Tamar where visited in prison yesterday and were really excited to see the photos of the different actions. One of the difficulties in refusing military conscription here, is the feeling of isolation and criticism from Israeli society. International solidarity is one of the things that helps to remind the imprisoned refusers of the significance of their stance against the occupation, and encourages them to persist with it.</p> <p>In organising this campaign, we hoped for the actions to show solidarity with the refusers, as well as be relevant locally. Drawing the lines between local and international forms of direct action against the occupation, in Israel - refusing military service, and internationally - refusing to arm the Israeli occupation'</p> <p> </p> <p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_half" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f283f499-c8e5-42c6-b9fb-4883043945bf" title="Nicosia" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/nicosia.home.jpg?itok=-vN1yQEe 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/nicosia.home.jpg?itok=-vN1yQEe" alt="" title="Nicosia" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <p>Here are photos of some of the actions that took place.</p> <p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_half" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cbf02132-6489-4cb4-8ea8-eda716ef9bd7" title="Yorkshire CND outside Teledyne Defence in Yorkshire, UK" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/Yorkshire-CND.home.jpeg?itok=gVJ16dr6 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/Yorkshire-CND.home.jpeg?itok=gVJ16dr6" alt="" title="Yorkshire CND outside Teledyne Defence in Yorkshire, UK" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_half" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="12719f2f-b6a3-489e-b8c1-823b79250805" title="Outside the European Parliament, Brussels" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/Brussels.home.JPG?itok=oZ3WysRJ 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/Brussels.home.JPG?itok=oZ3WysRJ" alt="" title="Outside the European Parliament, Brussels" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <p> </p> <p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_half" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="321ea7c0-ec48-4abc-a541-24ce45c122d0" title="A stall in Paris" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/paris%205.home.jpg?itok=eOM0N3XW 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/paris%205.home.jpg?itok=eOM0N3XW" alt="" title="A stall in Paris" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_1_3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="448107ee-d5c5-4af9-8339-e8fb7b19c4d2" title="Outside the White House, Washington, USA" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-left"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/max_325x325/public/images/15267908_10103301656470874_6258835560798810700_n.home.jpg?itok=GMNNplUQ 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/medium/public/images/15267908_10103301656470874_6258835560798810700_n.home.jpg?itok=h1S6agR6" alt="" title="Outside the White House, Washington, USA" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/support-israeli-conscientious-objectors" hreflang="en">Support Israeli conscientious objectors</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/228" hreflang="en">Israel</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=27021&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="dXOXSDE0f5K0lXMW70MWPpKV1CnhSlcZAcUEUaq8-gc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:53:57 +0000 HBrock 27021 at https://wri-irg.org Thursday is Prisoners for peace day: support those who refuse to occupy https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2016/thursday-prisoners-peace-day-support-those-who-refuse-occupy <div data-history-node-id="26938" class="node node--type-story node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <time > 29 Nov 2016</time> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p></p><div alt="" data-embed-button="image_embed" data-entity-embed-display="image:responsive_image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="body_inline_half" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8dceea39-ce36-46c8-95e9-97ac2956dc9a" title="" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity align-right"> <img srcset="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/PfPday.home.jpg?itok=mg9ZLc3O 1x" src="/sites/default/files/public_files/styles/large/public/images/PfPday.home.jpg?itok=mg9ZLc3O" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /></div> 1<sup>st</sup> December is <a href="/en/node/26758">Prisoners for Peace Day</a>: a chance to show solidarity with those imprisoned or their work for peace. Use <a href="/sites/default/files/public_files/PfPin2016-23-Nov_0.pdf">this list</a> to contact those currently in jail. <p>During November and December, Tamar Alon, Atalya Ben Abba and Tamar Ze'evi will refuse to conscript and serve the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. So this <a href="/en/node/26758">Prisoners for Peace Day</a> we are also organising an international day of action with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mesarvot/">Mesarvot</a> (a network of Israeli organisations, groups and individuals who support political conscientious objectors) when we declare: THEY REFUSE to serve the occupation, WE refuse to profit from it. Vigils will take place outside arms manufacturing facilities and other locations calling on governments to stop arming the Israeli occupation rather than profiting from it. Could you arrange an action near you? Contact <a href="mailto:mesarvot.im@gmail.com">mesarvot.im@gmail.com</a>, and share the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1171146899637875/">Facebook event</a>.</p> <p><a href="/en/node/26758">Read more...</a></p> <!--break--><p></p> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Programmes &amp; Projects</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Right to Refuse to Kill</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/programmes/support-israeli-conscientious-objectors" hreflang="en">Support Israeli conscientious objectors</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Prisoners for Peace</a></span> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/465" hreflang="en">Front Page</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Countries</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/228" hreflang="en">Israel</a></span> </div> <div class="field--label tags--label field-label-above">Theme</div> <div class="wri-main--tags"> <span class="rel-tag" > <a href="/en/taxonomy/term/57" hreflang="en">Conscientious objection</a></span> </div> <section class="comments"> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=26938&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="V8ysjwiQZkWRP3MyFmlf5vU72Jd4xUdMR38KWrLKMKc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:25:06 +0000 HBrock 26938 at https://wri-irg.org