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COLOMBIA: Conscientious objector Diego Blanco illegally recruited

Ke, 05/04/2017 - 16:27

Diego Blanco has been illegally recruited into the Colombian militaryConscientious Objector Diego Fernando Blanco López from Colombia has been illegally recruited by the Colombian army, despite his right to postpone due to being a student. He is currently being forced to serve in the Grupo de Caballeria Mecanicado No 4 Juan de Corral of the Colombian Army in Rionegro, Antioquia.

Since his declaration of conscientious objection on 20th March 2017, Diego Blanco has been subjected to aggression and harassment by his superiors. When he refused to take arms earlier this week, he was attacked by the First Sergeant Oscar Camacho Cartagena and has been threatened with a court martial for disobedience/insubordination.

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Peace activists protest at EU workshop for arms dealers

Pe, 31/03/2017 - 12:02

Activists spill red paint outside the doors of the European Defence Agency

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WRI Council to protest the London arms fair!

Ke, 29/03/2017 - 12:40

The War Resisters' International network gathers once a year, to discuss the work of the network and make plans for the future. This year's WRI Council meeting will take place in London in September, coinciding with DSEI - Defence & Security Equipment International - the biggest arms fair in the world. We will take part in actions before and after Council to disrupt the fair.

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War profiteer of the month: Textron

Ke, 29/03/2017 - 12:18

Textron is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate. Textron includes several companies including Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, and Beechcraft, Textron Systems, and has offices across the USA and in the United Kingdom.

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HomeSec 2017

Ke, 29/03/2017 - 12:12

Victoria Giraldo Osorio

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The days of future past - The Lucas plan and building the peace alternative

Ke, 29/03/2017 - 11:53

Laurence Hall

Climate jobs not bombs!

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Turkey: International observers monitored MD Serdar Küni's Trial

Pe, 17/03/2017 - 19:12

Early this week, War Resisters' International joined a group of international organisations to observe the hearing of Serdar Küni, a doctor and veteran human rights defender in Şırnak, Turkey. Dr. Küni has been kept in custody since October 2016, accused of being a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) under Article 314/2 of Turkish Penal Code. His first trial, attended by 70 observers, including six observers from Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway and US. took place on 13th March, Monday.

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TURKEY: Urgent call for action for the human rights defender M.Raci Bilici

Pe, 17/03/2017 - 18:07

This is an urgent call from the Human Rights Association (HRA - Turkey) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) with whom WRI has been working for many years. In the morning of the 15th March, M.Raci Bilici Chairperson of Human Rights Association (İHD) Diyarbakır Branch and Vice-Chairperson of İHD Headquarters has been arrested along with 11 old and new representatives of the NGOs in Diyarbakır. As reported by the HRFT alleged charges are not learned yet due to the confidentiality order on the investigation file.

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