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USA: National Guard Troops Refuse Trump’s Race War

(04.06.2020) Courage to Resist is currently assisting members of the National Guard who resisted Trump’s orders to violently attack people on the streets of Washington DC peacefully and lawfully protesting racial injustice. Now that Trump is threatening to use the 1807 Insurrection Act to send active-duty troops in cities across the US, it’s time for every member of the military to search their conscience. We want to make sure we’re there to support the brave men and women who continue to refuse these illegal orders.

EBCO/Movimento Nonviolento: Military Distancing Spot, contributions from various countries

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) In times of pandemic, European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and Movimento Nonviolento have come together to say that there is always a useful distancing: on basis of our conscience from war and its preparation. We have thus prepared this video with photos of many activists who wanted to express their antimilitarist message of peace and nonviolence from their homes.

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Helen Kidan

Helen Kidan, Eritrea/United Kingdom: People are fleeing indefinite military service in Eritrea

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) Helen Kidan from the Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (EMDHR) describes the situation in Eritrea where people from ages of 18 to 40 are forcibly conscripted into the military and have no right to object.

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Jovidon Bobojonov. Foto: Jehovahs Witnesses

Tajikistan: Conscientious objection "a major crime"?

(14.01.2020) Jehovah’s Witness conscientious objector Jovidon Bobojonov has been held since October 2019 by the military despite offering to do alternative civilian service, even though the government claimed in March 2019 to the UN Human Rights Committee that an alternative service law is being prepared.

From early October 2019, 19-year-old Jehovah’s Witness conscientious objector Jovidon Bobojonov has been held in a military unit near Dushanbe pending trial as he refused to bear arms, wear military uniform, or take the military oath. His requests to do an alternative civilian service have been refused. No criminal case against him is known to have been launched.

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