Prisoners for Peace Honour Roll 1996

1 December is Prisoners for Peace Day

Every December, War Resisters' International invites supporters to send greeting cards to prisoners for peace. This Honour Roll includes imprisoned conscientious objectors and nonviolent activists who have tried to obstruct war preparations. Each year, we also focus on one of the nonviolent struggles around the world: this year it is in Burma, where a military régime suppresses democratic organisations and wages a war against tribal groups.

Cyprus

There are religious COs currently imprisoned in southern Cyprus, but they do not wish to have their names published. They can face up to 26 months in prison.

France

Since an agreement passed last year with the government, Jehovah's Witnesses accept an alternative service and no longer go to prison. Four total resisters, members of WRI's affiliate RIRE, will stand trial either on 13 December or in February (see article p....).

Germany

Axel Weiss
Jugendanstalt Leineberg
Rosdorfer Weg 75
D-37077 Göttingen
Germany
(in 19/09/96 -- out 03/97)
Total objector

Greece

Greece is the only member of the European Union which has not yet recognised the right to CO. It has no alternative civilian service. Currently some 250 Jehovah's Witnesses are in prison for refusing military service, generally serving 4-year sentences.

For Jehovah's Witnesses:
"Imprisoned Objectors"
c/o Thanassis Reppas (lawyer)
10 Lykourgu St.
10551 Athens
Greece

Israel

Sergei Ashin
Prison: Military Prison No 6
Atlit
Israel

(in 04/11/96 -- )
Christian pacifist from Haifa sentenced by an officer to 28 days of imprisonment. Transferred to a military prison in Atlit on 6/11/96. Awaiting a date for a hearing by the Israeli High Court of Justice of his petition against a military committee's refusal to grant him an exemption as a CO.

Eran Avikhazar
Home: Rabbi Meir 9
Jerusalem 93185
Israel

CO sentenced by the military tribunal in Jaffa to 45 days in prison and 45 more days of "conditional imprisonment". Due to be released on 19 November, but facing further call-ups. His 45 days of "conditional imprisonment" could then be added to the next sentence.

Mordechai Vanunu
Ashkelon Prison
PO Box 17
Ashkalon
Israel

Kidnapped in Italy in 1986, sentenced in 1988 to 18 years for exposing Israel's nuclear programme. Still in solitary confinement. (see article on p....).

Italy

Marco Avatane
(in 08/96 -- out 12/97)
Sentenced for having painted slogans on official buildings during a demonstration in support of Marzio Muccitelli.

Marzio Muccitelli
(in 19/08/96 -- 06/96)
Deserted after a few days of military service.

Carcere Le Vallette
Via Pianezza, 300
10151 Torino
Italy

Netherlands

Conscription has now been abolished. However, hundreds of total objectors are still awaiting their sentence (usually 7 months).

Leon Wechgelaer
p/a PI Overamstel
De Schans 3/2
H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48
1096 AN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

(out 03/12/96)
Total objector

Norway

Tore H Bøe
c/o Ilseng arbeidskoloni
Boks 40
2344 Ilseng
Norway

(in 03/10/96 -- out 01/97)
Total objector /1st sentence

Atle Hesmyr
HOF arbeidskoloni
Boks 10
3090 HOF
Norway

(in 28/10/96 -- out 05/97)
Total objector / 2nd sentence

Gjermund Koltvelt
c/o Trogestad Kretsfengsel
P.B. 103
Havnas
1860 Trøgstad
Norway

(in 08/09/96 -- out 01/97)
Total objector / 2nd sentence

Russia

Hundreds of soldiers desert from the Russian army every year and thousands more try to evade call up. About 500 soldiers who have deserted from the Chechen war are expected to stand trial over the next few months. Although the right to CO is recognised in the constitution, no provision for objectors has been enacted.

Aleksandr Nikitin
c/o Boris Pustintsev
Citizens Watch
5 Ul Malaya
Koniushenn AYA
191186 St. Petersburg
Russia

(in 06/02/96 --)
Retired first rank naval captain accused of leaking state secrets for having written on accidents on Russian Northern Fleet's submarines and consequences for the environment. (see article.).

Singapore

All male citizens and permanent residents are required to do 2 years' full military service, followed by reserve duty periods of up to 40 days annually until they are 40 years old. Singapore does not recognise the right to CO. Objectors are court-martialled and sentenced to 12 months in military detention. They are then called up again and non-compliance results in further 24-month sentences. Up to 20 Jehovah's Witnesses are currently believed to be in prison.

Slovak Republic

Erik Kratmüller
P.P.119/POO
911 96 TRENÍn
Slovak Republic

(in 12/06/96 -- out 12/97)
Jehovah's Witness who declared his conscientious objection after having started his military service and past the legal deadline of 30 days. He has therefore been denied the right to perform substitutory service.

Milo Lipinský
Lawyer's Address:
GUDr. Lubomir Müller
PO Box 90
19800 PRAG 9
Czech Republic

Free pending retrial. In a case similar to Erik Kratmüller's, he has received a 14 month sentence. The Slovak Supreme Court sent the case for retrial to the same District Military Court. No final decision has been taken.

State of Spain

Total resisters now fall under two different laws. Most of those judged under the previous law are now held in 3rd grade imprisonment (open regime), while a few -- marked with (2) after their name -- remain day and night in prison (2nd grade). Since the application of the new Penal Code in May, total resisters are not imprisoned anymore, but sentenced to between 8 to 14 years of "disqualification" from working in the public sector or receiving any benefit from public funds. (see article p....).

Francisco Alvarez Glez. (2)
Roberto Garcia Campos
Fernando Gonzalez Rodriguez (2)
Juan L. Gutierrez Santiago (2)
Felipe Lagunas Marcos
Xurde Luis Cornejo
Julio Niño Rodriguez
Centro Penitenciario de Villabona
Pinca Tabladiello
[For 2nd cat] Modulo 2
[For 3rd cat] Modulo CIS
Villabona / Asturies
State of Spain

Garikoitz Aboitz Erkiaga
Kepa Ahedo Fernandez Aguirre
Eneko Aira
Luis Angel Alonso Oribe
Aitzol Alzibar Zuazua
Unai Amezaga Albizu
Arnatz Arambarri Echaniz
Juan Aretxaga Aldaturriaga
Jokin Ariño Viar
Aitor Azagirre Aranguren
K. Ballestero
Erri Barriosulo Leoz
Asier Basañez Torron
Anartz Bibao Loiola
Martin Blasco Santiago
Angel Cano Gomez
Eduardo de la Torre Garcia
Carlos Mariano Diez Hueso
Javier Elorriaga Zubizarreta
Juan Carlos Fernandez Moreno
Ignacio Fernancez Tellez
I. Ganboa Garaigorta
Raimundo Garcia Prada
Javier Garcia Zuazola
Javier Garrido Gonzalez
Iban Gaztanbide Saenz
Jon Andoni Goikoetxea Bilbao
Afredo Gonzalez Garcia
Roberto Gonzalez Perez
J. Iñaki Gorostiaga Lezama
Lander Gurtubai Zubero
Josu Hernando Abajo
Fernando Juarez Urguijo
Axier Jugo Alvarez
Jesus Angel Larrea Guerra
David Loiti Mendizabal
Anton Lopez
Cristobal Lopez Anton
Cristobal Lopez
Igor Manzanet Aldea
Juan Carlos Martin Herrera
Gorka Martinez Rebaque
Etor Moria Unamuno
Fernando Negrete Sanchez
Josu Oliver Montiel
Iñigo Oria Elduaien
Juan Maria Ortiz de Zarate Gonzales
Daniel Ortiz Rivas
Ignacio Orue Menedez
Jose Justo Ozaeta Alava
Jeronimo Pacho Velasco
Victor Maria Perez Egido
Fermin Perez Penjo
Iñaki Porras Olaiz
Gorka Regio Garcia
Paco Revueltas Tobio
Javier Rio Nieto
Antonio Rivas Comba
Ibon Roldan Romero
Endika Salegi Basterretxea
Fernando Sanchez Alooba
Ignacio Sanz de la Torriente
Josu Solagaiztua Arza
Aitor Urrutikoetxea Molinedo
Agustin Urzelai
Victor Varela Sanchez
Gaizka Zabala Barruetagena
Joseba Zuzaeta Enbeitia
Centro Penitenciario de Basauri
Avda Lehendakari Agirre s/N
Basauri/Bizkaia
Euskal Herria
State of Spain

Rafael Contrera Doña
Centro Penitenciario
Jerez de la Frontera
Cadiz
State of Spain

Antonio Liñan
Prisión Provincial de Córdoba
Apdo 479
14071 Córdoba
State of Spain

Jose Maria Garcia Espadas
Prisión de Herrera de la Mancha
Apdo 77
13200 Manzanares
Ciudad Real
State of Spain

Adolfo Alfonso Undabarria
Carlos Martinez Baztan (2)
Alvaro Redondo Elizondo (2)
Centro Penitenciario de Nanclares
Nanclares de la Oca
Alava
State of Spain

Axier Arburua
Jon Arozena
Ixaka Cruz
Xabier Etxeberria Agirretxe (2)
Iker Etxezarrag
Antonio Garcia
Jose L. Irazoki
Xabier Jorajuria
Yuso Lombide
Josema Lopez
Gorka Markeida (2)
Juan J. Martin Aparicio
Andoni Sarasola
Prisión Provincial de Martutene
20011 Donostia/ Guipuzkoa
Euskal Herria
State of Spain

Manolo Martinez Gor
Luis Fernando Navio Serrano (2)
Juan Antonio Ortega Iglesias (2)
Manuel Piña
Centro Penitenciario
Avda de Madrid
Granada
State of Spain

Iñigo Afrian Lozano
Cesar Aguirre Larumhe
Iñaki Alestaran
Mikel Altzuat Zaldain
Koldo Alvarez del Barrio (2)
Andoni Andoño Perez
Juamba Ansorena
Sergio Aoiz Bermejo
Angel Aoiz Monreal
Iñaki Apesteguia Jaca
Saul Arangibel (2)
Cruz Aranguren
Alvaro Arizmendi Saldise
Fernando Arnedo
Jon Arocena Albizu
Jose A. Arruti Perez
Jose Maria Artola Turrillas
Oskar Astibia
Jesus Azcona Biurrun
Santiago Azkarate Larraga
Iñigo Azpeitia
Daniel Azpiroz Sosa
Josu Bayo Otxoa
Dani Beaumont
Iñigo Belasko Armendariz (2)
Javier Bengoetxea
Gustabo Beorlegi Armendariz (2)
Andres Bergara Minguez
Francisco Bezunartea Maskaria
Jose Mari Bocanegra Sanchez
Gorka Buena Urrizelqui
Miguel Cebriain
Ruben Ciganda Sanz
Dabid Coronado
Mario Da Silva Gimenez
Angel Del Campo Higuera
Karlos Diaz Oyaga
Mikel Diaz Oyaga
Daniel Diez De Ure
Jon Diez De Ure
Raul Elizalde Marco
Ruben Esparza Tzura
Jose L. Etxeberria Mikele
Xabier Ezkerra Larraza
Iñigo Fernandez Goñi
Karlos Fernandez
Javier Fernandez Blanco
Alberto Flor Lozano
Sergio Galatea Urzainqui
Felix Garcia Urman
Alfredo Garcia Urmuoa
Afredo Garcia Falces
Carlos Garcia Muñoz
Gurnindo Gil
Roberto Glaria Morva
Prio Goikoetxea Garralda
Juan J. Goikoetxea San Roman (2)
Jacinto Gomez Viniegra (2)
Jesus M. Goñi Martinez
Mikel Guruziaga Reparaz
Txabi Hernandez Aristu
Lorentxo Idolarraz Perez
Oskar Ilzarbe Legaria
Iñigo Illescas Orduña
Patxi Ilarraz Perez
Oskar Ilzarbe Legaria
Iñigo Illescas Orduña
Iñigo Imaz
Mikel Irañeta Castillo
Aitor Iriarte
P. J. Iriarte
Marcos Irigoien Saiz
Sergio Isturiz Sanz
David Iturain Jimenez
Unai Jauregui Ganuza
Alfredo Jurio Arburua
Ixaka Kruz Arangoa
Joseba I. Lakuel
Txema Lampreabe
Txomin Larrion (2)
Asier Lasa Etxeberria
Jesus Lecea Beraza
Xabier Leon Artozki
Iñaki Lorea Conde
Miguel Lumbreras
Mikel Lusar Ciriza
Ricardo Marques Rodrigez (2)
Juan C. Martinez Ezquerro
Eneko Martinez Lizarrondo
Tzema Mauleon
Javier Mendia Baigorri
Gaspar Molinero Turrillas
Julio Molinet Sadaba (2)
Josetxo Monasterio Pascual
Fernando Monasterio Ubani
Javier Morales Ocaña
Luis J. Naranjo Duque
Angel Olmos Liberal
Dabid Osakar
Juanjo Oses Soret
Jose A. Otxoa Arellano
Iñigo Pardo Marco
Alberto Parral Escorial
Patxi Pascual Ibiricu
Karmelo Peña Aznarez
David Perez Sevillano
Roberto Prat Urzainqui
Jorge Ribera Yague (2)
Raul Ripodas Sanroman
Mikel Roa Ros
Alfonso Rodrigo Ortiz (2)
Vicente Romero
Boni Romero Diaz
Gorka Rosendo Sarasa (2)
Pedro Ruiz Quintana
Iosu Savatierra Ilarregui
Mikel Sangalo Artola
Igor Sanz Urra
Pablo Sanz Sarries
Ricardo Sarria Carlos
Ricardo Segura Asa
Mikel X. Sola Esteban
Mikel Tarifa Malo
Damjan Torre Vilchez
Jonas Torres Garro
Fernando Txueka
Oskar Urricelqui
Iñaki Urutxurtu Fernandez
Gorka Vales Aristu
Iñaki Vicente Amezkoa
Iban Villanueva Gutierrez
Mikel Zelaya Romeral
Fermin Zozaya Iribarren

Centro Penitenciario de Iruña
C/ San Roque, Apdo 250
31080 Iruña
Euskal Herria
State of Spain

Carlos Paulin
Centro Penitenciario
Apdo 217
Logroño
State of Spain

Xose Luis Cabanes
Centro Penitenciario
Apdo 381
27071 Bonxe (Lugo)
State of Spain

Victor Arias Nuevo
Centro Penitenciario de Carabanchel
Avda de los Poblados s/n
Apdo 27007 Carabanchel (Madrid)
State of Spain

Jose Cepeda Cerdeño
Javier Coteron
Francisco Gomez Rodriguez
Carlos Herrero Canencia
J. Manuel Menendez Fernandez
Luis A. Perez Gimenez
Ricardo Royo Martin
Centro Penitenciario Victoria Kemp
Juan de Vera 8-10
28045 Madrid
State of Spain

Rafael Cantero Guarnido
Francisco Sanchez Pedreño
Prisión Provincial de Murcia
Apdo 796
30833 Sangonera la Verde (Murcia)
State of Spain

Victor Aleman
Francisco Fernandez Justo
Centro Penitenciario Salto del Negro
Apdo 100 - Tafira Alta
35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
State of Spain

Carlos J. Hernandez Vera
Fernando Vizcaino Sosa (2)
Centro Penitenciario
Avda Perez Armas
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Gran Canarias
State of Spain

Jose M. Perez Moral
Prisión Provincial de Santander
C/ Alta 95
39008 Santander
Cantabria
State of Spain

Carlos Imaz Roncero
Fernando Oyaguez
CP Villanubia
47071 Valladolid
State of Spain

Manolo Caride
Ricardo Conde Fernandez
Xose M. Valeiras Roldan
Centro Penitenciario de Vigo
Avda Madrid 106
Vigo (Pontevedra)
State of Spain

Santiago Monteagudo
Gonzalo Valle
Centro Penitenciario
Avda Republica Argentina 2
43005 Tarragona
State of Spain

Jesus Cisneros Claramunt (2)
Josep A. Garcia Arnau
Alfons Guillem Arener
Guillem Menxeta Peris (2)
Joan J. Rubio Beltran
Tomas Serra Camillo
Centro Penitenciario de Picassent
[For 3rd grade prisoners, add "CIS"]
Apdo 1002
46225 Picassent
Valencia
State of Spain

Alberto Alejandro Anadon
Carlos Apodaka Gorostiza
Javier Estella
Javier Garcia Lopez
David Goñi German
Chabier Mayayo Artigues
Enrique Mur
Centro Penitenciario de Zaragoza
Avda de America 80
50007 Zaragoza
State of Spain

Turkey

Osman Murat Ülke
Ankara Kapali Merkez Cezaevi
Ulucanlar
Ankara
Turkey

(in 07/10/96 --)
Total objector facing trial on 19/11/96, accused of "alienating the people from the military" which carries of sentence of between 2 months and 2 years. See articles on pp.... for information on his case and the international support campaign.

anar Yurdatapan
c/o Human Rights Association
Yüksel C29/13
Yeniehir
06440 Ankara
Turkey

(in 15/10/96 --)
Composer and co-founder of an initiative called "Together for peace" arrested after a press conference. He is currently awaiting trial.

USA

Carl Kabat
OMI #03230-045
PO Box 4000
Springfield, MO 65808
USA

(in 01/04/94 -- out 08/98)
Violation of parole from the 1984 Silo Pruning Hooks disarmament action at a Missouri missile silo in order to do another disarmament action at a North Dakota missile silo on 01/04/94. Completed his state sentence for the second action before being handed over to federal authorities for the parole violation.

Michele Naar-Obed
#15007-056
PMB 1000
Tallahassee, FL 32301
USA

(18 months sentence -- out 11/97)

Erin Seiber
#27024-083
POB 1000
White Deer, PA 17887
USA

(8 months sentence -- out 06/12/96)

Richard Seiber
#27023-083
LSCI - Allenwood
POB 1000
White Deer, PA 17887
USA

(9 months sentence -- 05/97)
Michelle, Erin and Richard disarmed a cruise missile launcher aboard the USS Greenville attack submarine, under construction at Norfolk, Virginia, on 7/08/96.

Rev. Roy Bourgeois
#83274-020
PO Box 150160
Lakewood Station
Atlanta, BA 30315
USA

(6 months sentence -- 20/12/96)
Trespass at U.S. Army counter-insurgency School of the Americas, Ft. Benning, Georgia, on 15 and 16/11/94.