Statement of the Movement of Conscientious Objectors (Russia) for the International Conscientious Objection Day
Dear conscientious objectors to military service, today we mark our CO day while war is being waged.
On April 17, 2022, Ukrainian pacifists adopted a statement reposted here, together with an interview with Yurii Sheliazhenko, executive secretary of the movement.
In this article, the Movement of Conscientious Objectors in Russia (Движение сознательных отказчиков) explains ongoing anti-war protests in Russia. WRI stands in solidarity with all nonviolent protesters resisting the ongoing war in Ukraine inside and outside Russia.
The current restrictive recognition practice of German authorities for deserters prevents them from receiving protection here. In order for the resolution of German parliament of April 28, 2022, to take effect, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the BAMF must now immediately change their practices, PRO ASYL and Connection e.V. demand.