Israel

Aiden Katri

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel

Excerpt from Aiden's declaration:

Aiden Katri

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

CO Declarations:

Statement of conscientious objectors from eastern Mediterranean region

Solidarity action outside the Israeli embassy in Athens for Tair Kaminer, Israeli CO currently in jailSolidarity action outside the Israeli embassy in Athens for Tair Kaminer, Israeli CO currently in jailConscientious objector groups from the eastern Mediterranean region have recently issued a statement on the ongoing military crisis in their region. Declaring their solidarity with refugees escaping from war and repression, they made a call to the international community to pursue peaceful solutions, rather than militarised ones, for the ongoing violence in the region. “The world's reaction to the current regional violence,” the statement declares, “should be building societies, assisting refugees, and mediating between fighting parties, not selling arms, bombings and providing military assistance.”

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Solidarity action for Tair Kaminer in Athens

Related peace activists: 

Amnesty International in Greece held a solidarity action for Israeli conscientious objector Tair Kaminer on 20th March 2016, when Tair was in prison for the third time.

 

Statement of conscientious objectors’ groups from eastern Mediterranean region

We are conscientious objectors from all around the eastern Mediterranean region. Our region has suffered for so long from oppression, injustice, militarisation, military occupations and wars, as well as poverty, illiteracy, hunger and lack of social infrastructure. In this difficult period, when our region seems to fall even more into the chaos of war, we raise a common voice for peace and against militarisation.

We refuse to allow this cycle of violence, initiated by oppressive states and economic interests, to continue; we refuse to be a part of it; we refuse to be enemies with people who just happen to be of a different nationality or religion; we will not be dragged into their wars and armies leading to death and destruction in the region.

Tair Kaminer

Activist:
Start of detention:
  • 29 Feb 2016
End of detention:
  • 30 Mar 2016
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • Third imprisonment for refusing conscription.

Tair Kaminer

Activist:
Start of detention:
  • 1 Feb 2016
End of detention:
  • 25 Feb 2016
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • Second imprisonment for refusing military service.

Tanya Golan

Activist:
Start of detention:
  • 31 Jan 2016
End of detention:
  • 20 Feb 2016
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • First imprisonment for refusing military service.

Release conscientious objectors Tair Kaminer and Tanya Golan

Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 25 Feb 2016
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Minister of Defence Moshe Ya`alon). 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).

Release conscientious objectors Tair Kaminer and Tanya Golan

Dear Moshe Ya'alon,

Tair Kaminer and Tanya Golan have been imprisoned for their refusal to join the Israeli military.

Tair Kaminer and Tanya Golan refuse to enlist in the Israeli Army based on beliefs and conscience. They claim their human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. In a decision from January 2007, the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognised the right to conscientious objection as a legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, as guaranteed by Article 18 ICCPR.

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