Algeria

ALGERIA: Conscientious objector Soufiane Ababou feared recruited / fear for his safety

Activist:
Country:
  • Algeria
Alert:

War Resisters' International received information that Algerian conscientious objector Soufiane Ababou is feared to have been recruited by force yesterday, and there are serious fears for his health.

Soufiane Ababou, a youth from the Algerian town of Lamtar who turns 26 next month, is refusing military service since 2005. He refuses military service based on his pacifist convictions.

Conscientious objector Soufiane Ababou

Activist:
Country:
  • Algeria
Not sent after:
  • 28 Feb 2011
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (President of the Republic and Minister of Defense Abdelaziz Bouteflika). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Conscientious objector Soufiane Ababou

Dear President Abdelaziz Bouteflika,

I am writing to you about Algerian conscientious objector Soufiane Ababou (N° de matricule militaire: 2005522100984), who has not returned home from the military tribunal on 30 January 2011, and is feared being recruited against his will.

Soufiane Ababou

Country:
  • Algeria
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector


Algeria

30/06/1998
Since 1992 there has been armed conflict in Algeria between the armed forces controlled by the government and several armed insurgent groups. Conscripts have not only been killed during armed confrontation, but many have been killed when they were not on active service or even after having completed military service.

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