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British refusenik Joe Glenton released from prison

„Bring the troops back from Afghanistan”

(28.07.2010) British soldier Joe Glenton, who was released from prison some days ago, spoke at a packed anti-war meeting in London yesterday. It was his first public appearance after his imprisonment. He demanded to bring back the troops from Afghanistan and added: „I consider it a badge of honor to have resisted and to continue to resist. I’ve learnt that the real enemy is not the man in front of you you’re pointing your rifle at, but the men directly behind you and above you telling you to pull the trigger.“ Joe Glenton was released on July 12th after serving a prison term for refusing to return to Afghanistan.

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.

Joe Glenton

Britischer Verweigerer Joe Glenton zu 9 Monaten Haft verurteilt

Organisationen rufen zu Solidaritätsschreiben auf

(07.03.2010) Am 5. März 2010 wurde der britische Afghanistankriegsverweigerer Joe Glenton zu einer neunmonatigen Haftstrafe wegen Unerlaubter Abwesenheit verurteilt. Connection e.V., Iraq Veterans Against the War Europe und die Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft - Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (DFG-VK) Hessen verurteilen gemeinsam mit vielen anderen Organisationen weltweit schärfstens das Urteil des Militärgerichts in Colchester. Die Organisationen rufen zu Solidaritätsschreiben an Joe Glenton auf.

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.