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Menelaos Exioglou

  • Grèce
Activist type:
  • insoumis
  • Declared objector

Greek conscientious objector on trial for 'desertion'

Related peace activists: 

Nikos KaranikasNikos Karanikas


Update 14 June:

  • Nikos' trial has been postponed to 2 July


Update 11 June:

  • Nikos Karanikas was arrested in Thessaloniki again. He was later released, but will still be tried at a later date.


Greece Against Military Spending - Global Day of Action on Military Spending

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and its Greek member organisation, the Greek Association of Conscientious Objectors (GACO), made an open call to other organisations and groups in Greece and a successful joint action was organised on April 12 in Athens, at the Parliament Square by EBCO, GACO, Antinationalistic-Antimilitaristic Initiative, World Without Wars and Violence, Antigoni, World Women March, Synaspismos Youth, Greens, Young Greens, Iliosporoi, Kokkino, Ksekinima and AKOA Youth.

EBCO Press Release: Europe moves ahead, Greece stays behind

In view of the trials of three Greek conscientious objectors in February, EBCO calls on the Greek authorities to stop the continuous persecution of Greek conscientious objectors and fulfil its international obligations by fully respecting their human rights, both in law and in practice.

Greece: legal victory for conscientious objector

Surprisingly, another practice discriminating conscientious objectors in Greece has recently been overturned by the Greek Council of State. In the case of conscientious objector Evangelos Delis, who served in the Greek army in 1992 but who has since converted to being one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Council of State ruled on 15 January 2010 that the Greek law on conscientious objection "must be read in such a way that a person has the right to change his religion even after having served in the military and has the right to claim conscientious objector status".

Council of state upholds right of conscientious objection for reservist in Greece

Greece protects fundamental human right
On April - 23 - 2010

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2010

Council of state upholds right of conscientious objection for reservist in Greece

Greece: Suspended sentences for conscientious objectors

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Two trials of conscientious objectors in Greece prompted a joint statement of War Resisters' International, the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO), and the Greek section of Amnesty International.

Greece: New trials against conscientious objectors - endless recoil

Joint Public Statement by European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, War Resisters' International, Amnesty International Greek Section

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