War profiteer profile: Accuracy International
Accuracy International (AI) is a British company based in Portsmouth, specialising in the production of high-end, hand built, precision sniper rifles and associated equipment. Weapons manufactured by AI have been used extensively in conflict zones, including states accused of human rights abuses.
Russia: Release all those who object to engage in the war and are illegally detained in the Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine
EBCO, Connection e.V., IFOR, and WRI strongly denounce the reported detention by the Russian authorities of large numbers of soldiers and mobilised civilians in a number of centres in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine, because they refuse to participate in the war. Russian authorities are reportedly using threats, psychological abuse and torture to force those detained to return to the front.
War Resisters' International begins building an Asia Peace Network
In late 2022, WRI launched an initiative to develop a regional network of peace workers, pacifists and antimilitarists in Asia.
After 120 days in prison Shahar and Evyatar finally have been released
As reported by Mesarvot and the Refuser Solidarity Network, in mid-February, Shahar Schwartz and Evyatar Moshe Rubin were released after 120 days in prison and received an exception to military service. However, the refuser Nave Shabtay Levin (19 y/o) is still incarcerated, after being sentenced to an additional 45 days in prison.