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Yeheli Cialic: “Israel, we cannot stand by and watch. Silence is complicity”

Yeheli Cialic is the coordinator of Mesarvot, a network of young Israeli conscientious objectors who refuse to join the army in protest of the occupation and the war in Gaza, a choice that means going against everything they have been…

New military prison sentences for Israeli conscientious objectors

Israeli conscientious objectors Tal Mitnick and Sofia Orr were sentenced to 45 days in prison and 15 days probation for their refusal to take part in the war in Gaza and the ongoing occupation. Mitnick was sentenced on Tuesday April…

Sofia Orr, young Israeli conscientious objector: “My generation wasn’t born to kill or get killed”

Sofia Orr was sentenced yesterday to a second 20 days term in military prison for refusing to enlist in the Israeli army. Here is a letter she wrote about the shooting of Palestinians trying to get food. In a recent…

Ella Keidar, young Israeli conscientious objector: “Despite this horrible situation there is still hope”

Mesravot is a network of activists and refusenik (conscientious objectors who refuse to serve in the Israeli army because of its occupation policies). We talk with one of its activists, Ella Keidar, 17 years old, who lives in Tel Aviv.…

Yurii Sheliazhenko’s appeal postponed again, the pacifist remains under house arrest

On October 3, the hearing was held in Kiev on the appeal presented by Yurii Sheliazhenko against the house arrest measure according to what was reported by the international working group that is following the case of the President of…

Conscientious objection led to real persecution: the sad report of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrea

The situation that has affected Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrea for 30 years certainly deserves greater media coverage. The Eritrean government has in fact undertaken, unfortunately for decades now, the sad practice of imprisoning many faithful, including women and elderly people,…

international campaign protection and asylum for human rights defender olga karatch #protection4olga

Following the denial of political asylum by the Lithuanian authorities for the Belarusian peace builder and human rights defender Olga Karatch (Volha Karach), the international campaign #protection4olga has just been launched to demand protection and asylum for the director of…

Italy and the European Union guarantee humanitarian protection and rights to Belarusian and Ukrainian pacifists

Olga Karatch, journalist and human and women’s rights activist fled Belarus to avoid being arrested on charges of terrorism, for which she is facing a death sentence. Lithuania, where she has taken refuge, has rejected her request for political asylum…

Ukraine: corrupt military, loyal objectors

A new chapter in the court case involving Yurii Sheliazhenko, the Ukrainian pacifist leader accused of “justifying the Russian war of aggression,” in essence of being a “friend of Putin [is starting].” On Monday, Aug. 14 [,2023], he was due…

Ukraine, Yurii Sheliazhenko: “Pacifists are not enemies”

Yurii Sheliazhenko was subjected to a search, the seizure of his computer and telephone. He was denounced by the Security Services as the author of the Peace Agenda for Ukraine and the World, judged as supporting the Russian invasion. Today…

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