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André Shepherd

Solidarity with U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd

Invitation to press conference, support action and court hearing

(15.01.2013) On 23 January 2013, the Munich Administrative Court will be hearing the case of the request for asylum submitted in November 2008 by the U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd. Pro Asyl, the conscientious objectors network Connection e.V., the Bavarian Refugee Council, the German Peace Association (DFG-VK), Bavarian section, the Munich American Peace Committee (MAPC), and Military Counseling Network e.V. (MCN) invite you to come to Munich for this.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 in Munich

10:30: Press conference at the Eine-Welt-Haus, Schwanthalerstr. 80

12:00: Support action in front of the Munich Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgericht), Bayerstr. 30

13:00: Hearing in the Administrative Court, Bayerstr. 30

André Shepherd

"The peoples of the world who have borne the brunt of the unlawful attacks must have the chance at peace"

Easter Letter to all my Friends and Supporters

(03.04.2012) It has been almost a year since the German Federal Immigration Office denied my asylum. During this time the American Government continues to force soldiers such as myself to continue invading other lands under the guise of Democracy. It pains me to see that this once great country has decided to use its great power to subjugate the peoples of the world, rather than uplifting them to new heights. Even though the Iraq war has seemingly ended, there is still no end in sight for this ill-fated “War on Terror.”

Turkey: Possible Reduction of Sentence for Inan Süver

(28.10.2011) After conscientious objector İnan Süver was examined at the Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA), the related report determined to reduce Süver’s sentence due to his mental illness at the time. It was also suggested that Süver shall serve his remaining sentence in hospital. The conscientious objector was convicted of "absence without leave" in 2007.

André Shepherd

U.S. AWOL soldier Shepherd appeals against the rejection of his application for political asylum

Severe criticism of the decision of the Federal Bureau from peace and refugee-aid organizations

(07.04.2011) The U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd today instructed his attorney to institute legal proceedings against the negative ruling on his application for asylum by the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge [Federal Bureau of Migration and Refugees] that was served two days ago. At a press conference held by Connection e.V., PRO ASYL, and the Military Counseling Network in Frankfurt am Main, he commented at length.