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ISRAEL: Refuseniks in prison again

Land:
  • Israel
Alert:

Again refuseniks have been imprisoned in Israel. At present, a total of 12 conscientious objectors is in military prison.

Jonathan Ben-Artzi (ISR12371) was sentenced to additional 28 days on last Sunday (10/11/02). This fifth prison term brings the total time of imprisonment up to 126 days. He was last sentenced to 21 days in prison on 21 October. He was sentenced to 21 days imprisonment in Military Prison No 4 on 1 October, to 28 days imprisonment on 8 August, and again on 4 September 2002.

Uri Ya'akobi (ISR12376) was also sentenced to a fifth term in prison last Sunday. He too was sentenced to a further 28 days. On 15 October he was sentenced to 28 days in Military Prison No 4. On 14 August he was sentenced to 14 days, and on 1 September he was sentenced to 28 days in prison. He spent his third term of seven days (from 1 October on) in Military Prison No 4 too.

Ofer Sela (ISR12749), 34, was sentenced to 18 days in Military Prison No 6 for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories. He is due to be released on 26 November.

V.N. (ISR12750 - wishes to remain anonymous) was sentenced to 28 days in prison for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories. He is due out on 12 December.

War Resisters' International calls for support letters to the imprisoned conscientious objectors: Jonathan Ben-Artzi
Uri Ya'akobi
Military Prison No 4
Military Postal Code 02507
IDF, Israel

Ofer Sela
Military Prison No 6
Military Postal Code 01860
IDF, Israel

War Resisters' International calls for protest letters to the Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad.

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of all imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International
ADDRESSES
Mr. Binyamin Ben-Eliezer,
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
37 Kaplan st.,
Tel-Aviv 61909,
Israel.
e-mail: mailto:sar@mod.gov.il or mailto:pniot@mod.gov Fax: ++972-3-696-27-57 / ++972-3-691-69-40 / ++972-3-691-79-15

Commander of Military Prison No. 4,
Military Postal Code 02507
IDF, Israel
Fax: ++972-3-957-52-76

Commander of Military Prison No 6
Military Prison No 6
Military postal number 01860,
IDF
Israel.
Fax: ++972-4-869-28-84

Addresses of Israeli media:
Ma'ariv:
2 Karlibach st.
Tel-Aviv 67132
Israel
Fax: ++972-3-561-06-14
e-mail: editor@maariv.co.il

Yedioth Aharonoth:
2 Moses st.
Tel-Aviv
Israel
Fax: ++972-3-608-25-46

Ha'aretz (Hebrew):
21 Schocken st.
Tel-Aviv, 61001
Israel
Fax: ++972-3-681-00-12

Ha'aretz (English edition):
21 Schocken st.
Tel-Aviv, 61001
Israel
Fax: ++972-3-512-11-56
e-mail: letters@haaretz.co.il

Jerusalem Post:
POB 81
Jerusalem 91000
Israel
Fax: ++972-2-538-95-27
e-mail: news@jpost.co.il or letters@jpost.co.il

Jerusalem Report:
Fax: ++972-2-537-94-89

Radio (fax numbers):
Kol-Israel ++972-2-531-33-15 and ++972-3-694-47-09 Galei Tzahal ++972-3-512-67-20

Television (fax numbers):
Channel 1 ++972-2-530-15-36
Channel 2 ++972-2-533-98-09