Digest of Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia, August 2023
(25.10.2023) Russian authorities threaten potential conscripts with criminal liability and do not have time to complete the electronic register at military offices. MCO was nominated for a Nobel Prize. Raids on migrants continue to conscript them into war.
(06.10.2023) Poland is sending men back to Ukraine who fled the country at the start of the war and could be conscripted into the armed forces due to their age. The authorities in Warsaw have begun extraditing Ukrainian citizens liable for military service who fled the country illegally after the start of the Russian invasion on 24 February 2022.
The authorities estimate that around 80,000 people from Ukraine are not registered. "This is a significant number for Ukraine, because these people could be mobilised and reinforce the troops on the front line," said Fyodor Venislavski, spokesman for the Ukrainian president in the Verkhovna Rada.
Digest from the Movement of Conscientious Objection Russia
(October 2023) Hello! Artyom Klyga is with you again with the MCO digest for October 2023. Conscription in Russia started again and police have already detained men even in mosques. Organisations are afraid of receiving updated fines, and therefore they are putting their military records in order. It is a sad case law – the courts believe that the age of discharge from military service after mobilisation is 65 years old, not 50. The MCO sent its proposals and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review.