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Movement of Conscientious Objectors, Russia

Newsletter May 2023

(02.07.2023) The movement of Conscientious Objectors Russia reports about forceful mobilization, conscription raids and a new law on the confiscation of international passport from conscripts.

There is no duty to go to the military

Colombia: Brayan Gonzales Blanco recruited irregularly by the army

(19.02.2020) On September 2, 2019 Brayan Gonzales Blanco was irregularly recruited by the Army to perform military service in Battalion No. 13 located in the municipality of Ubalá-Cundinamarca (Colombia). He has been incorporated for five months. In the first week of February, 2020 he began the process to define his military status as a conscientious objector and requested to be released. This has led to the military authorities within the battalion exerting psychological violence on him, putting his emotional well-being at risk.

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Arab residents rally against Kurdish rule in Syria’s Deir Az Zor

(08.05.2019) Protests against Kurdish rule widen in Deir Az Zor as Arabs complain of discrimination and forced conscription.

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Ukraine: New drafts in autumn

(28.09.2018) September 27, the deputy chief of the department of conscription and manning at the General Staff of the Ukrainian army, Colonel Valeriy Dendebera announced, that about 18,000 people are to be drafted into the Ukrainian army as part of the autumn conscription campaign October to Dezember 2018.