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Turkey: Campaign „Free the Istanbul10“

Call of Kurve Wustrow

(23.08.2017) We, friends and colleagues of Peter, have come together in a campaign group.

Our main goals are to contribute to the wellbeing, the release and dropping of charges against the Istanbul10. The means and actions of our campaign should be in-line with the values the Istanbul10 stand for, and thus focus on a nonviolent approach that builds bridges, dismantles enemy images and speaks truth to power.

We are only at the beginning of the campaign, but unfortunately we might need a long breath.

If you want to know more about the campaign you can sign up for the campaign newsletter here: Sign up for the campaign newsletter

Send a postcard in Turkish and use some of the key phrases which we

have collected here:  www.kurvewustrow.org/send-mail-in-turkish-to-the-istanbul10

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André Shepherd

AWOL US soldier André Shepherd needs asylum

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In late 2008, Army Specialist André Shepherd filed an application for political asylum in Germany. 

The European Court of justice published a preliminary ruling in February 2015. In November the Munich Administrative Court rejected U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd's application for political asylum. "The conduct of the proceedings was marked by prejudice," said Rudi Friedrich of Connection e.V. "As an observer, one could not avoid the impression that the decision was fixed in advance, and the panel of judges wanted to regard the decision and André Shepherd's application for asylum entirely separately from the reality of the war in Iraq." (...more)

André Shepherd is going to appeal against this decision.

39-year-old André Shepherd was deployed to Iraq for six months as an Apache helicopter mechanic. After returning on leave to his unit stationed in Katterbach, Bavaria, he seriously deliberated the effects of U.S. military action on the civilian population in Iraq. After some time, he decided to go AWOL, and then seek refuge in Germany. He based his application for political asylum on the European Union Qualification Directive, which is intended to protect those who refuse to participate in a war or other activities that violate international law, and who may expect persecution as a consequence.