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Ethiopia: A call to the International Community to stop the war

(07.11.2020) To President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and African Union Chair

Dear President Ramaphosa,

We the undersigned respectfully request that your influential offices exert pressure on the Ethiopian Government to solve its internal dispute with the regional Government in Tigray peacefully and through dialogue. To this end, we plead with you to also exert pressure on the Eritrean Government to stop interfering in Ethiopian internal affairs and refrain from getting involved in the conflict.

Hillel Rabin

Israel: Conscientious objector Hallel Rabin imprisoned

(22.10.2020) Israeli conscientious objector Hallel Rabin, 19, was imprisoned for her refusal to serve in the army. On 19th October, Rabin was sentenced to 25 days in military prison. This is Rabin’s third imprisonment. She has already spent 15 days behind bars in two terms.

Hallel Rabin

Israel: "I chose not to enlist in the army"

Video-Statement of Hallel Rabin

(22.10.2020) Hallel Rabin, a conscientious objector, spent two terms in Prison 6 for refusing to serve in the army. A few days before returning to the ICRC to refuse for a third time, she was interviewed by Social TV and justified her decision to refuse in public, after the IDF Conscience Committee was not persuaded to dismiss her

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Join the Webinar: Conscientious objection in Turkey

Sa., November 21, 2020, 2pm UTC (3pm CET, 5pm Turkish Time)

This autumn the Conscientious Objection Association (Vicdani Ret Derneği) in Istanbul has launched a new project. The association would like to start a campaign and lobby work to gather international support for pushing the human right to conscientious objection in Turkey. The project also includes research and documentation of the particularly difficult situation of draft evaders and conscientious objectors (COs).

We invite you to participate in a webinar where we will discuss:

  • The general situation of conscientious objectors in Turkey today,
  • The project of the Conscientious Objection Association,
  • How to develop and strengthen the campaign for COs.
Please register here (no later than 19th November): https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/registration-form-conscientious-objec…