(05.05.2021) Beran Mehmet İşçı declared his conscientious objector in Turkey 2018 and fled to Germany. In this video he tells about his reasons for refusing the military service and to leave Turkey as well as about his experiences as asylum seeker. The video has been published to the International Day of Conscientious Objection, May 15, 2021.
Israel: Conscientious objector Hallel Rabin imprisoned 4th time
(19.11.2020) Israeli conscientious objector Hallel Rabin, 19, was imprisoned for her refusal to serve in the army. On 19th November, Rabin was sentenced to 10 more days in military prison. This is Rabin’s fourth imprisonment. She has already spent 40 days behind bars in three terms.
Syria: ECJ strengthen conscientious objectors in asylum cases
(19.11.2020) The European Court of Justice decided, that in the context of the civil war in Syria, there is a strong presumption that refusal to perform military service there is connected to a reason which may give rise to entitlement to recognition as a refugee
In a number of situations, such refusal is an expression of political opinions or of religious beliefs, or is motivated by membership of a particular social group.