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International Conscientious Objection Day 2015

Date de début: 
15 May 2015

Every year, 15th May is International Conscientious Objection day.

Around the world campaigners will be remembering the generations who refused to go to war, and raising awareness of the many who continue to be persecuted and imprisoned for refusing to kill and be part of military structures.

Please join an event (they will be listed here nearer the time), hold your own, and spread the word about the day!

Libreta militar no longer needed to graduate in Colombia

The libreta militar (military card), will no longer be required to graduate from university in Colombia, meaning that those who have not completed military service will now be able to receive their degrees. However, a libreta militar is still required for the enjoyment of many other rights. For example, you still require a libreta militar to work in many jobs. When batidas (forced recruitment raids) occur, it is those without a libreta militar i.e. those who cannot prove that they have completed compulsory military service, including conscientious objectors, who are most at risk. Antimilitarists in Colombia will continue to campaign for the abolition of the libreta, and indeed military service. The campaign: Libre de Libreta (freedom from military cards) that we highlighted in the last War Resisters' Stories continues!

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Detener batidas: comunicado de la Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra a la Defensora del Pueblo Regional Antioquia

Carta de la Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra (IRG) a Defensoria y Personaria de Antioquia y Medellín, diciembre 2014

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La Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra (IRG) trabaja por un mundo sin guerras. Somos una red global antimilitarista y pacifista, con más de ochenta organizaciones en más de cuarenta países. Desde 1921 apoyamos y conectamos la gente del todo el mundo que se niega a participar en la guerra y que usa la acción noviolenta para abordar las causas de la guerra. Mantenemos el compromiso con nuestro principio fundacional de que la guerra es un crimen contra la humanidad. La International de Resistentes a la Guerra tiene estatus consultivo en el Consejo Económico y Social de las Naciones Unidas.

Colombia: Conscription, Conscientious Objection, and Armed Forces Recruitment Practices

Conscientious Objection

The question of conscientious objection has been brought to attention of the Colombian courts once more, via the case of one Julián Enrique Rojas Rincón who is arguing that his Christian pacifism makes military service unconscionable to him and that his right to conscientious objection is safeguarded in article 18 of the Colombian constitution which also protects medics from performing abortions where they feel this runs contrary to their interpretation of Christianity. Magistrate Jorge Pretelt has called on the military to form an 'interdisciplinary group' to asses Rojas' case. Source: Semana

Nota de prensa sobre el debate de control político a ministerio de defensa por la práctica de detenciones arbitrarias

El martes 7 de octubre se llevó a cabo un debate de control político, citado por el representante Alirio Uribe Muñoz en la Comisión 2da de Cámara y la representante Ana Paola Agudelo, representante por los colombianos en el exterior. El debate se realizó con el objetivo de buscar una respuesta oficial del Ministerio de Defensa, ante las numerosas denuncias presentadas en Bogotá y distintas regiones del país, sobre la realización de detenciones arbitrarias con fines de reclutamiento (batidas) por parte del Ejército Nacional, omitiendo abiertamente lo establecido por la Corte Constitucional en la Sentencia C-879/11 y vulnerando numerosos derechos fundamentales de cientos de jóvenes en el país.

Se presentaron numerosas y contundentes pruebas de la realización de este tipo de operativos y las graves implicaciones que estos conllevan para los jóvenes. Un documento con más de 900 casos denunciados, videos, notas de prensa, testimonios y denuncias formales se exhibieron durante el debate[1]. Una vez expuesta la práctica, la pregunta para el Ministro de Defensa y los altos mandos del Ejército fue sencilla: ¿Van a seguir realizando este tipo de procedimientos?

COLOMBIA: Constitutional court recognises Jhonatan as a CO - keep up the pressure for his release

Pays:
  • Colombie
Alert:

Last week we issued a CO Alert for Jhonatan David Vargas Becerra, who was arrested for 'desertion' by the police on 4 September in the city of<

Acaten el fallo de la Corte Constitucional en el favor de Jhonatan y que dejen en libertad a Jhonatan

Pays:
  • Colombie
Not sent after:
  • 19 Sep 2014
  • English translation of CO Alert: http://www.wri-irg.org/node/23594

    Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Director of Recruitment of the Colombian military). 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).

Acaten el fallo de la Corte Constitucional en el favor de Jhonatan y que dejen en libertad a Jhonatan

Coronel Mauricio Martínez Ricardo
Director de Reclutamiento y Control de Reservas
Bogotá

Cordial saludo.

Les dirigimos esta carta para manifestar nuestra preocupación por el joven Jhonatan David Vargas Becerra, líder juvenil de la Iglesia Cristiana Cuadrangular Central de Barrancabermeja, Santander quien fue detenido la noche del 4 de septiembre de 2014.

Colombian conscientious objector arrested for desertion

Related peace activists: 

Jhonatan David Vargas Becerra was forcibly recruited by the Colombian military last year. He left the army as soon as he could, and later the police issued an arrest warrant for him on grounds of desertion. He was arrested by the police on 4 September in Barrancabermeja, and is still being detained.

COLOMBIA: Conscientious objector arrested

Pays:
  • Colombie
Alert:

Conscientious objector Jhonatan David Vargas Becerra was arrested by the police on 4 September in the city of Barrancabermeja, Santander.

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Pays:
  • Colombie
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