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Solidair met dienstweigeraars

22-4-2021 Elk jaar op 15 mei, de Internationale Dag van de Dienstweigeraars, organiseert War Resisters' International een solidariteitsactie met dienstweigeraars. De aandacht wordt gevestigd op hun verzet tegen oorlog. Dit jaar is er bijzondere aandacht voor Turkije - in nauwe samenwerking met de Turkse Vereniging van Dienstweigeraars.

 

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Uit het bericht van de WRI hierover:

 

In Turkey, there are thousands of COs who refuse to perform compulsory military service. The right to conscientious objection to military service isn't recognised and anyone refusing compulsory military service faces lifetime persecution, including continuous arrest warrants and repeated prosecutions amounting to "civil death" - a term being used to describe their exclusion from social, cultural and economic life.

 

On this International Conscientious Objection Day, we will repeat our call to Turkey to stop persecuting conscientious objectors and recognise their right to refuse to take up arms! During May, through a number of webinars, publications, video interviews, we will be amplifying the voices of COs from Turkey.

 

For more information on conscientious objection in Turkey, including video reports and testimonies by conscientious objectors from Turkey, see here: https://wri-irg.org/en/CODay2021

Bron: WRI