Conscientious Objection 

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World Without War

South Korea’s Conscientious Objectors Are Getting an Alternative to Military Service

(09.07.2020) For the first time, there is a official path for those who have religious or moral objections to South Korea’s mandatory military service for men. On June 30, South Korea officially began taking applications from conscientious objectors for alternative service to the country’s mandatory military service for all men. Instead of serving around two years in the military, men can now apply for the new alternative service — working for three years in prisons or detention centers.

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Amnesty International Greece: One idea, different messages from Eastern Mediterranean

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(17.05.2020) Gina, Costas, Dimitrakakis, Murat, Hüseyin, Merve, Hillel and Yuval are speaking about their conscientious objection in both part of Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Palestine and Greece.

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Jhony Arango

Jhony Arango: Colombia: From a very young age I decided not to participate in any war

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(16.05.2020) I am Jhony Arango, conscientious objector from the city of Medellín - Colombia. Why did I declare myself an objector and conscience? Because from a very young age I decided not to participate in any war, and that’s why I decided not to be part of the Army. From there I became linked to antimilitarist organizations and groups, I have been an activist during this time until now.

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Martín Rodriguez

Martin Rodríguez, Colombia: The war that the country is experiencing touched my family

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(16.05.2020) Good morning I am Martin Rodríguez Conscientious objector. The main reason for declaring myself a conscientious objector was because of my participation in youth groups from a very young age, unfortunately the war that the country is experiencing touched my family, in 92 my brother Ismael was assassinated and in 94 my brother Edwin.

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