Two days to go until the International Day of Conscientious Objection
A colourful variety on our YouTube channel Refuse to Kill
(13.05.2020) Connection e.V. and War Resisters’ International had called for videos to be sent to May 15, 2020, the International Day of Conscientious Objection. These will be made public on May 15 from 8:00 a.m. on the YouTube channel Refuse to Kill (www.youtube.com/channel/UC0WZGT6i5HO14oLAug2n0Nw).
"The contributions from all over the world are varied and colorful," said Igor Seke for War Resisters’ International, "And just as varied are the reasons why people from different countries make the decision to refuse war and military service, sometimes at great risk. To date, we have received contributions from Angola, Belgium, Cyprus, Eritrea, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States.”
Rudi Friedrich from the German based organization Connection e.V. added: “This year, with the International Day of Conscientious Objection, we particularly draw attention to those who have to leave their countries of origin due to forced recruitment and who are looking for protection in other countries. They are denied the human right of conscientious objection. But to flee from war and forced recruitment is generally not seen as a reason for asylum.”
The campaign run by Connection e.V. and War Resisters’ International emphasizes that the protection of people who do not want to participate in a war is an important and necessary step against war and oppression. Women and men who avoid recruitment at great risk and refuse to serve in the military need asylum!
Connection e.V. und War Resisters’ International: News vom 13. Mai 2020