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ISRAEL: Conscientious objector Efi Drishner in prison for third time

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Country:
  • Israel
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In Israel, conscientious objector Efi Drishner has been imprisoned for the third time. He is in Military Prison 6 for 20 days. Efi has declared his refusal to serve for reasons of conscience due to his opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian people, and discrimination against Palestinians inside Israel.

Send a protest email to the Israeli authorities here.

Switzerland: Activists block entrance of military base to protest drones deal

Source: http://www.gsoa.ch/medien/02327/war-drones-activists-block-entrance-military-base-/

Swiss activists blockade entrance to military baseSwiss activists blockade entrance to military baseThun, Switzerland – Since 9:30am on Tuesday 25th May, activists have been protesting against the purchase of war drones from the Israeli company Elbit Systems. The activists have blocked the entrance to one of Switzerland's biggest military bases, where members of the Swiss parliament planned to watch the Hermes 900 drone.

Since 9:30 AM, activists from different organisations - Gruppe für eine Schweiz ohne Armee (GSoA), Boycott, Divest and Sanctions against Israel (BDS), Collective Urgence Palestine (CUP) and independent activists - have blocked the entrance to the planned presentation of the Hermes 900 drones, that Switzerland is planning to purchase. No vehicles can go through the main door of the military compound in Thun, which the members of the security committees of both chambers have been invited to.

Release conscientious objector Efi Drishner

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 1 Jun 2015
  • 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 objector Efi Drishner

Dear Moshe Ya'alon,

Efi Drishner, 18 years old from Ashdod, has been imprisoned for the third time for his refusal to join the Israeli military.

He was sentenced to 20 days imprisonment on 13 May and is now in Military Prison no. 6.

Effi Drishner

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 13 May 2015
End of detention:
  • 1 Jun 2015
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • Twenty days for refusing military service. Third prison term.

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ISRAEL: Conscientious objector Edo Ramon in prison for the second time

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  • Israel
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Edo RamonEdo RamonIn Israel, conscientious objector Edo Ramon has been imprisoned for the second time. He is in Military Prison 4 for 10 days.

Send a protest email to the Israeli authorities here.

Edo Ramon: Conscientious objector in prison for the second time

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 21 Apr 2015
  • 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).

Edo Ramon: Conscientious objector in prison for the second time

Dear Moshe Ya'alon,

Edo Ramon

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 12 Apr 2015
End of detention:
  • 21 Apr 2015
Country:
  • Israel
Description:
  • Second imprisonment for refusing military service. 10 days.

Yaron Kaplan

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel

“I believe that in order to break this cycle of violence, we must reach out to the Palestinians, acknowledge their pain, and let them live in freedom and dignity.

I believe that the military control over the Palestinians does not enable true dialogue; it only creates more hatred and suffering, and deepens the circle of pain and grief.

My choice not to continue my military service, is my way to break that vicious cycle, and it is one of multiple actions that I take in order to create peace in people's hearts and minds.

Yaron Kaplan

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

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