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Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe urges Turkey to recognize the right of conscientious objection

(04.06.2020) The Deputies 1. recalled that these cases concern the applicants’ repetitive prosecutions and convictions for refusing to carry out compulsory military service as pacifists and conscientious objectors, as a result of which they are compelled to lead clandestine lives amounting to “civil death”, and the absence of a procedure to establish their status as conscientious objectors;

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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