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Berkeley (US): City council recommends amnesty for war resisters

(30.03.2010) On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the Berkeley (California) City Council passed Resolution No. 64,803 N.S. recommending “Universal and Unconditional Amnesty for Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan War Military Resisters and Veterans Who Acted In Opposition to the War for Matters of Conscience.”

British refusenik Joe Glenton jailed for nine months

Call to write solidarity letters

(07.03.2010) On March 5, 2010, British Afghanistan war refusenik Joe Glenton was sentenced to nine months in jail for having gone AWOL. Connection e.V., Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Europe and German Peace Society & Organization of War Resisters (DFG-VK) in Hesse, alongside many other organizations worldwide, strongly condemn the judgment handed down by the military court in Colchester. Connection e.V., IVAW Europe and DFG-VK Hesse ask you to show solidarity by sending letters to Joe Glenton.

British soldier who spoke out against Afghan war jailed for going awol

Joe Glenton, a cause celebre for the anti-war movement, sentenced to nine months‘ detention in a military prison

(05.03.2010) A British soldier who refused to return to duty in Afghanistan and went on to speak at anti-war rallies was today sentenced to nine months’ detention in a military prison. A panel of three officers and a judge advocate, Emma Peters, conducting the court martial at Colchester in Essex, also reduced Joe Glenton’s rank from lance corporal to private.

Britain: International protests demand that the MoD drop the charges against Joe Glenton

(03.03.2010) Joe Glenton, the first soldier in Europe to publicly refuse to fight in Afghanistan, faces court martial on Friday 5 March. International protests in eight countries are directed at the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), demanding that the military authorities drop the charges. If convicted, Joe could be jailed for two years.