Russia: More than 4,000 criminal cases for absent without leave (AWOL) after the beginning of mobilisation
(24.11.2023) The Russian military courts have received 4,121 criminal cases for AWOL (Art. 337 of the Criminal Code) since the beginning of the mobilisation. "Mediazona" has analysed the websites of the military courts as of 21 November.
В суды поступило больше 4 тысяч уголовных дел о побеге со службы после начала мобилизации
(24.11.2023) В российские военные суды поступило 4 121 уголовное дело о самовольном оставлении части после начала мобилизации. Такие сведения «Медиазона» собрала с сайтов военных судов по состоянию на 21 ноября.
US style-invasions are morally indefensible, even when other countries do it
(02.03.2022) To the Russian troops now attempting to occupy Ukraine–tens of thousands of whom are barely-trained and unwilling conscripts: Follow your conscience. Lay down your weapons. Go home, or attempt to get refugee status.
To the peoples of Ukraine: Nonviolent civilian-based defense is likely the optimal strategy for standing up to and driving out invading forces. This Russian military was designed for destruction, not occupation. They can be defeated by people-power resistance.
To the government of Ukraine: Stop forcing all men between the ages of 18-60 to fight. Respect war resisters and conscientious objectors, even in these dark times. Allow all men to seek refuge elsewhere, not just women and children.
Stop the intimidations and prepare the end of conscription
(16.06.2015) The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) is shocked at what happened today in the Appeal Military Court of Athens, where the Greek conscientious objector Dimitris K. Sotiropoulos was found guilty again on an insubordination charge and was sentenced to 10-month suspended imprisonment after a clearly unfair trial with problematic procedures.