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Eritrea: Public intergroup discussion in the Bundestag

Video Documentation

(25.06.2020) On 25 June 2020, a public intergroup zoom discussion was held at the invitation of Rudi Friedrich (Connection e.V.) and Kathrin Vogler (MdB, Die Linke). Several experts as well as members of the German parliament parties SPD, FDP and the parliamentary group Bündnis 90/Die Grünen took part in the discussion. More than 60 persons from about 10 countries were following the discussion.

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Jhony Arango

Jhony Arango: Colombia: From a very young age I decided not to participate in any war

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(16.05.2020) I am Jhony Arango, conscientious objector from the city of Medellín - Colombia. Why did I declare myself an objector and conscience? Because from a very young age I decided not to participate in any war, and that’s why I decided not to be part of the Army. From there I became linked to antimilitarist organizations and groups, I have been an activist during this time until now.

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Martín Rodriguez

Martin Rodríguez, Colombia: The war that the country is experiencing touched my family

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(16.05.2020) Good morning I am Martin Rodríguez Conscientious objector. The main reason for declaring myself a conscientious objector was because of my participation in youth groups from a very young age, unfortunately the war that the country is experiencing touched my family, in 92 my brother Ismael was assassinated and in 94 my brother Edwin.

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Gunter Schmidt

Gunter Schmidt, painter, Germany: I always wished, war was finally dead

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) I have never personally experienced war. I am grateful for this fact under the star of grace and luck and a high degree of liberal political culture in Germany and Europe I have never experienced war, but it lives through me, it definitely outrages me, even where I encounter it indirectly. I am Gunter Schmidt. I am also a painter. Pictures tell me something. Sometimes I take up pictures, transform them artistically and give them my language.

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