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Welcome to No 28 of co-update -- not a joke for 1 April, but full of serious information.

Following the impressive conference on conscientious objection in Istanbul in January 2007 (see co-update No 27, Feb/Mar 2007), we have little good news from Turkey in this issue. The case of imprisoned conscientious objector Halil Savda, spokesperson for the Istanbul CO platform, demands urgent attention, and War Resisters' International calls for an international day of action on the day of his next trial and likely sentencing - 12 April 2007.

Meanwhile, War Resisters' International is working closely with the Colombian National Assembly on Conscientious Objection in the preparation of activities for International Conscientious Objectors' Day - more information below and soon also on WRI's website. These activities will be followed by a speaking tour of Colombian COs to Europe in the first half of June - please contact the WRI office urgently if you want to host an event.

Andreas Speck

Veröffentlicht in CO-Update, April 2007, No. 28