AWOL U.S. soldier at the European Court of Justice
Asylum application of André Shepherd will be heard in Luxemburg
(10.09.2013) Several days ago the Munich Administrative Court issued a formal decision to request that the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg clarify several fundamental questions pertaining to the asylum request case of the American deserter André Shepherd. The Court of Justice is asked to examine “the degree to which an involvement in military hostilities is necessary, in order to offer the right of refugee status to a military deserter, who will be punished for his desertion”. The case before the Munich Administrative Court has been postponed until the European Court of Justice issues a decision on these matters.
Turkish Conscientious Objector in Military Prison after Deportation
(12.07.2013) After his demand for political asylum was rejected by the Republic of Cyprus, Turkish conscientious objector Onur Erden was deported back to Istanbul via Jordan on Thursday, July 11th. He was arrested after his appearance in the court and transferred to military prison in Kasimpasa Naval Base in Istanbul.
Asylum application by AWOL U.S. GI André Shepherd to be submitted to European Court of Justice
Hearing at Munich Administrative Court is cancelled
(18.01.2013) Yesterday, the Munich Administrative Court informed counsel for the AWOL U.S. soldier André Shepherd, attorney Reinhard Marx, that the hearing on his asylum application scheduled for next Wednesday has been cancelled. The Munich Administrative Court will submit a request for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg, and will therefore suspend the proceedings, thus agreeing to a motion by attorney Marx.
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