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Shahar Schwartz

Israel: Conscientious Objector jailed for 10 days

(19.08.2022) An IDF disciplinary body sentenced 18-year-old Israeli conscientious objector Shahar Schwartz to 10 days in military prison on Monday over his refusal to serve in the army. Schwartz, who graduated from high school this year, was jailed after appearing before the IDF’s conscientious objectors committee where he declared his intention to refuse service due to Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians.

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Lassen Sie alle Anklagen gegen Ruslan Kotsaba fallen

(19.07.2022) In der Ukraine wird am Dienstag, den 19. Juli 2022, ein Prozess gegen den ukrainischen Journalisten, Pazifisten und Kriegsdienstverweigerer Ruslan Kostaba stattfinden, nur weil er öffentlich seine pazifistischen Ansichten geäußert hat.

Ukraine: Conscientious objectors sentenced to several years in prison

(05.07.2022) In May and June 2022, at least two conscientious objectors in Ukraine were sentenced to suspended prison terms for several years. This became known through the publication of the sentences in the State Register on Court Sentences in Ukraine. Both conscientious objectors had declared their conscientious objection before the Military Commissariat. In one case, they were sentenced to three years’ imprisonment suspended for one year, and in the other to four years’ imprisonment suspended for two years. Since both can be called up again, they are thus threatened with serving the long prison sentence already handed down and being sentenced again.

Landmark case of Greek conscientious objector to military service

UN Human Rights Committee finds multiple violations

(18.01.2022) On December 6th, the UN Human Rights Committee announced their decision on the case of conscientious objector Lazaros Petromelidis from Greece. The Committee found violations of the articles 9(1), 12(2), 14(7), and 18(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and asked Greece to take necessary measures addressing these violations.