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Digest of Movement of Conscientious Objectors Russia

February 2024

(29.03.2024) Dear and beloved, hello everyone. This is Artyom Klyga from the Movement of Conscientious Objectors. In February, we closely followed legislative initiatives and the judicial practice of Russian courts. Today in our digest, we will talk about the new maximum age for mobilised soldiers; about the possibility for a partner to marry a deceased serviceman or servicewomen; about changes in the sphere of alternative civilian service and about new restrictions for Russian "foreign agents". Enjoy your reading!

IPB Team mit Saša Belik, Olga Karach and Asya Maruket

Laudatory speech by Rudi Friedrich - Séan MacBride Prize 2022 and 2023

To Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia, Nash Dom, Asya Maruket and Ukrainian Pacifist Movement

(22.03.2024) Today the Seán MacBride Peace Prize of the International Peace Bureau was awarded to Saša Belik for the Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia, Olga Karach for Nash Dom, Asya Maruket and Yurii Sheliazhenko and his organisation Ukrainian Pacifist Movement. “I am very happy to be here today to honour all these significant and important peace activists”, said Rudi Friedrich from Connection e.V. in his laudatory speech. Another laudatory speech was given by Alexia Tsouni, president of European Bureau of Conscientious Objection.

Olga Karach with the Seán MacBride Peace Prize 2023

Laudatory speech by Alexia Tsouni - Séan MacBride Prize 2022 and 2023

To Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia, Nash Dom, Asya Maruket and Ukrainian Pacifist Movement

(22.03.2024) Today the Seán MacBride Peace Prize of the International Peace Bureau was awarded to Saša Belik for the Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia, Olga Karach for Nash Dom, Asya Maruket and Yurii Sheliazhenko and his organisation Ukrainian Pacifist Movement. “I am so happy to honour such distinguished personalities, such powerful activists committed to peace and the human right to conscientious objection to military service, especially in wartime!”, said Alexia Tsouni in hier laudatory speech. Another laudatory speech was given by Rudi Friedrich from Connection e.V.

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Warrior Nation Podcast: "International anti-militarism: Ukrainian war resisters (SE5 EP3)"

(14.03.2024) Warrior Nation returns with a series exploring the work of leading anti-militarist organisations from around the world. With wars raging in Gaza, Ukraine and beyond, platforming critical voices has never been more important. In this episode, we’re talking with Marah Frech who works in the executive office of Connection e.V., a German anti-militarist group supporting deserters and resisters. We’re exploring this new front of struggle which exists at the intersection of war, migration and asylum.