WRI and Affiliates Mark Prisoners for Peace Day

Each year on 1st December, War Resisters' International and its members mark Prisoners for Peace Day , when we make known the names and stories of those imprisoned for taking action for peace. This day isa chance to demonstrate your support for them. Many are conscientious objectors, in gaol for refusing to join the military. Others have taken nonviolent actions to disrupt preparation for war.   There were some changes in the Prisoners for Peace list from previous years. In October, all but one Jehovah's Witness conscientious objectors in Turkmenistan were freed from Seydi Labour Camp. This is great news for those people. However, it does not mean that COs who are not Jehovah's Witnesses will not be imprisoned in future, and conscription itself is still in full flow.