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André Shepherd

"The peoples of the world who have borne the brunt of the unlawful attacks must have the chance at peace"

Easter Letter to all my Friends and Supporters

(03.04.2012) It has been almost a year since the German Federal Immigration Office denied my asylum. During this time the American Government continues to force soldiers such as myself to continue invading other lands under the guise of Democracy. It pains me to see that this once great country has decided to use its great power to subjugate the peoples of the world, rather than uplifting them to new heights. Even though the Iraq war has seemingly ended, there is still no end in sight for this ill-fated “War on Terror.”

Turkey: Conscientious Objector İnan Süver released early

(14.12.2011) Last Friday, Turkish-Kurdish conscientious objector Inan Süver was released earlier then expected. Inan Süver explained that he is extremely happy and excited to be out of the prison cell and part of daily life again.

We thank all who supported Inan Süver and helped to achieve his early release.

Maikel Nabil Sanad - © Christopher Schwarzkopf

Appeal hearing for Egyptian pacifist and conscientious objector

Maikel Nabil Sanad – still on hunger strike – again limited thirst strike

(08.09.2011) The support group of Maikel Nabil Sanad informed that the military has now set the date for the appeal of Egyptian conscientious objector and critic of the military for 1 November 2011. However, War Resisters’ International, Connection e.V., and DFG-VK Hesse still demand the immediate and unconditional release, because the sentence is a grave violation of human rights.

Maikel Nabil Sanad - © Christopher Schwarzkopf

Imprisoned Egyptian pacifist on hunger and thirst strike

International Day of Action preponed to 2 September

(31.08.2011) Due to recent developments, Connection e.V. and DFG-VK Hesse call to an Urgent Action for the Egyptian Pacifist, blogger and conscientious objector Maikel Nabil Sanad. Together with War Resisters’ International the organizations decided to bring forward the International Day of Action from 9 September to this Friday, 2 September. Furthermore the organizations call to send protest letters to Egyptian authorities.