For the international support of conscientious objectors and deserters
(25.11.2021) We want to continue to support people who decide to oppose war or refuse military service. Our work currently supports conscientious objectors, from countries such as Eritrea, Israel, Ukraine, Syria and Turkey where they are threatened with repression and persecution. They need our support. For this work, we ask for your donation. We are happy about any support at https://en.Connection-eV.org/donation.
Council of Europe to call on Turkey to immediately implement the ECtHR’ s rulings on conscientious objection
(05.11.2021) In response to a so-called action plan by the Turkish government, theAssociation for Conscientious Objection, based in Istanbul, Turkey, together with a number of other organisations, submitted a statement to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on Wednesday to "request the Turkish government to take legislative measures without delay to recognize the right to conscientious objection to military service." (...more)
(26.10.2021) Here we show short excerpts from the staged reading »Run Soldier Run« with Rudi Friedrich and Talib Richard Vogl. With their new programme on war, desertion, refusal and asylum, they thrilled the audience at previous events. (German with English subtitles)
Turkey and Conscientious Objection: Stop the Civil Death!
Gallery about the action in Frankfurt am Main May 15, 2021
(15.05.2021) Today, about 40 people made a protest action on the square Hauptwache against the persecution of conscientious objectors in Turkey, which still exists. "Conscientious objection is a human right. Turkey must also recognise this!" said Rudi Friedrich of Connection e.V. today. "The Turkish government turns a blind eye to various rulings of the European Court of Human Rights and subjects conscientious objectors in the country to lifelong persecution. This is unacceptable! However, it is an example of the Turkish government’s policy of waging war in neighbouring countries and harshly persecuting criticism and opposition through various criminal offences."