Objectors Report 

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Mesarvot

CO-Declaration of Hilel Garmi on Facebook

“All people need to have red lines beyond which we will no longer be prepared to cooperate more with the state.”

(14.08.2018) Hilel Garmi tells us how the recent protest at the Gazan border and the writings of Ahmed Abu Artema inspired him to his act of civil disobedience.
He talks about the injustice of the Israeli state affecting the lives of Palestinians without granting them any right to political participation in the decision-making processes between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River. For Hilel the refusal to serve in the Israeli army is a non-violent mean to emphasize the government’s lack of morality and to make the Israeli public question things they take for granted, such as the necessity and legitimacy of military actions.

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Tair Kaminer

Israel: "That is why I think it is so important to refuse"

Lecture tour 2015

(19.11.2015) November 9 to 19, 2015, Connection e.V. organized a speaking tour in Germany under the slogan "Israel/Palestine: Active against War and Militarization". 18 years old Tair Kaminer from Israel was one of two speakers. She is refusing the military service because of the Israeli governments's policy of occupation. January 10th she was sentenced a first time to 21 days. We document her speech November 2015. (ed.)

Justin Colby

“Die US-Armee ließ mich im Stich”

US-Deserteur nach Rückkehr aus Kanada zu 15 Monaten Haft verurteilt

(22.03.2013) Der US-Deserteur Justin Colby hatte in Kanada gelebt, um einen erneuten Einsatz im Irak zu verweigern und um sich besser um seine Familie kümmern zu können. Im Sommer 2012 ging er zurück in die USA. Dort wurde er vom Militär verhaftet und ein Militärgerichtsverfahren wegen Desertion gegen ihn eröffnet. Am 22. März wurde er zu 15 Monaten Haft verurteilt. Nur aufgrund einer Vereinbarung im Vorverfahren muss er nur neun Monate in Haft bleiben.

I Refuse Conscription Because it Contradicts My Beliefs

Egypt: CO Declaration of Emad El Dafrawi

(14.04.2012) My name is Emad El Dafrawi. I’m 24 years old. I went to Cairo’s recruiting area in 2008. I received a 3-year postponement. I was supposed to deliver myself again to the recruiting area on January the 14th, 2012, but I decided not to be present in the recruiting area within the date of application.