Welcome to co-update No 29 -- our May issue. Sorry for being a few days late, but we are presently very busy with work on International Conscientious Objectors' Day in Colombia - events that start in less than a weeks' time. This event is part of WRI's ongoing campaign in support of conscientious objectors in Colombia - you can read more about this in the main article in this issue, or in The Broken Rifle no 74, which has just come out. We hope that you will support us in this campaign.

Besides Colombia, we have a range of worrying news from different parts of the world in this issue - from Armenia to Iraq. News that show how important work in support for conscientious objection still is.

Hopefully, we can report more good news in the next issue.

Andreas Speck