(13.02.2021) On February 13, 2021, around 300 people demonstrated in Frankfurt/Main against the war in Tigray. They called to end the war. They condemned the crimes committed against the Eritrean refugees and the people in Tigray. They campaigned for the immediate withdrawal of the Eritrean army from Tigray: "We call on the international community to take action against Tyranny in Eritrea who have committed war crimes in the refugee camps in Tigray, and bring them to justice and impose sanctions on them now." The demonstration has been organized by Eritreans from Frankfurt.
Frankfurt: Performance Conscientious Objectors and Deserers Need Asylum!
(15.05.2020) Today activists of Pro Asyl, Connection e.V. an German Peace Society (DFG-VK) showed up in Frankfurt on the square Hauptwache. Because of the Corona pandemie the number of participants was restricted to 25. In a performance 49 boxes were built up to show a picture with the main slogan: Conscientious Objectors and Deserters Need Asylum!
Gallery to the action to the International Day of Conscientious Objection
(17.05.2019) Several dozen met on the occasion of the International Day of Conscientious Objection (May 15) in Bonn. They focussed on the situation in Eritrea, a country where women and men are conscripted indefinitely. The right of conscientious objection doesn’t exist in Eritrea. Some conscientious objectors have been detained for almost 25 years. The participants also submitted a petition to the European Commission Representation in Bonn. In it they called on the European Union to stop a project for road construction: “The aid subsidizes a dictatorial regime. Conscripts are meant to be used whose employment can only be described as slavery. There are no assurances on behalf of the Eritrean government to comply with human rights.” (...more)
South Korea: Freedom for the conscientious objectors!
Gallery to the International Day of Conscientious Objection
(15.05.2018) To the International Day of Conscientious Objection balloons were rising up in front of the South Korean embassy in Berlin. For every conscientious objector in jail one balloon was set to freedom symbolically. With this activists from about ten organizations were urging the South Korean government to set free about 300 conscientious objectors who are in prison. The vigil was organized by Arbeitskreis Internationalismus IG Metall, Ausschuss für die Partnerschaft der Ev. Kirche in Hessen und Nassau (EKHN) mit der Presbyterianischen Kirche in der Republik Korea (PROK), Propstei GwangJu, Connection e.V., Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft – Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (DFG-VK) Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutsche Ostasien Mission (DOAM), Europäisches Büro für Kriegsdienstverweigerung (EBCO), Ev. Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kriegsdienstverweigerer für Frieden (EAK), International Peace Bureau (IPB), Internationale der Kriegsdienstgegner*innen (IDK), Korea Verband, Mennonitisches Friedenszentrum Berlin. We thank for the support of Ev. Mission in Solidarität.