I Refuse Conscription Because it Contradicts My Beliefs
Egypt: CO Declaration of Emad El Dafrawi
(14.04.2012) My name is Emad El Dafrawi. I’m 24 years old. I went to Cairo’s recruiting area in 2008. I received a 3-year postponement. I was supposed to deliver myself again to the recruiting area on January the 14th, 2012, but I decided not to be present in the recruiting area within the date of application.
(14.03.2012) Earlier this week, 18-year-old Israeli Noam Gur publicly announced her intention to refuse mandatory service in the Israeli army. Set to be drafted next month on 16 April, Gur stated in an open letter: “I refuse to take part in the Israeli army because I refuse to join an army that has, since it was established, been engaged in dominating another nation, in plundering and terrorizing a civilian population that is under its control”
The Electronic Intifada contributor Jillian Kestler-D’Amours spoke with Gur about what influenced her decision to refuse military service, what the response has been so far and what she wants other young Israelis to know about the realities of serving in the Israeli army.
(10.04.2010) The past three months have been very busy. I have spent the time doing more research for my case, as well as integrating into the German Culture. I have also started to write a book about my experiences, with the hope that one day it will be used to help other people in a similar situation. Again I must thank each and every one of you for your love and support. If there are those out there who have heard about my case and would like to make a donation, please do so here.
Iraq Veterans Against the War convenes Winter Soldier Europe before NATO summit
Testimony are available online
(16.03.2009) Freiburg, Germany – About 150 people heard testimony from nine American, British, and German veterans in Freiburg, Germany, on Saturday about the military members’ experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Testimony are available online.