Asylum 

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An Overview

In this section you will find all articles with the following keywords: »Asylum«, »CO and Asylum«, and »International Resolutions«.

Dustin Hausner

Dustin Hausner, U.S., New York: We need to support people who do not want to commit atrocities

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Hello. My name is Dustin Hausner. I’m from New York in the United States of America. Today I’m recognizing International Conscientious Objection Day. I do not believe in hatred, in violence or warfare. I believe in non-violence, in pacifism, I believe in peace. (...)

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Connection e.V., Germany: Conscientious Objectors and Deserters need asylum!

Video auf dem YouTube Kanal Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) A smart action by Connection e.V. - Eine Aktion von Connection e.V.

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Ercan Aktaş

Ercan Aktaş, Turkey/France: I came to France in October 2017 and never returned

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Hello, my name is Ercan Jan Aktaş. I am a social scientist, activist and writer. My fields of work are; violence, militarism, peace and conscientious objection. On 14th May 2005, I declared my conscientious objection together with a group of friends in Izmir. Since then I have been part of the anti-war movement. I took part in the work of a group of war resisters, the Conscientious Objection for Peace Platform and the Conscientious Objection Association. I have also written the activist work I have been part in newspapers and websites that I am an author of, and I’m continuing to do so. In May 2016, the police stormed my house where I was living with my family following a ‘social media’ operation in relation to my activist work in Turkey: Subsequently, 3 lawsuits were filed against me due to my work I was carrying out with my friends as an anti-war activist, anti-militarist and conscientious objector.

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Beran Mehmet İşçi

Beran Mehmet İşçi, Turkey/Germany: My asylum case as conscientious objector is regarded as non-political

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) My name is Beran Mehmet İşçi. I am a poet, writer and conscientious objector with Zaza-Kurdish heritage from Turkey. On 6 November I declared my conscientious objection in Turkey. After that, I faced intense pressure and problems that forced me to go into hiding. Then on February 2019 I came to Germany. I have been living in Germany for 1-1.5 years. My asylum case is progressing. Asylum request for conscientious objection are being regarded as "non-political" crime cases rather than a political stance.

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