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Israel: Stop persecutions of israeli conscientious objectors.

Signature campaign

Thursday 4 September 2014, by siawi3

Demonstration to support imprisoned CO’s Udi Segal and Uriel Ferera:

Friday September 5, 2014, 12:30
The parking lot near Military Prison 6, Atlit

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Transportation:
Jerusalem: Binyanei Hauma - 10:00
Tel Aviv: Arlozorov-Namir intersection - 11:00

Conscientious objector Uriel Ferrera, 19 years old from Be’er Sheva, reported half a year ago to Tel Hashomer military induction base and declared his refusal to join the army for reasons of conscience, due to his opposition to the occupation of the Palestinians. Since then he has been going into Military Prison 6 and out and in again, now for the seventh time - again and again ordered to enlist, again and again refusing, again and again being sent to yet another month behind bars.

A month ago Ferrera was joined behind bars by fellow CO Udi Segal, also 19 years old, from kibbutz Yuval. Segal had declared to the inducting officers his opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories in general, and specifically his refusal to have any part in the deadly attack on Gaza Strip, ongoing at the time of his call-up.

Contact: Yishai Menuchin +972-54-3355373
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The international petition in support of the imprisoned refusers

Source:http://www.change.org/p/moshe-ya-alon-israel-defence-minister-stop-persecutions-of-israeli-conscientious-objectors?share_id=RgCigokfiN&utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&

Petitioning Moshe Ya’alon, Israel Defence Minister Stop persecutions of israeli conscientious objectors.

Petition by
Ruty Ferera
×‘× ×¨ שבע, Israel

URIEL FERERA

Seventh prison term for conscientious objector Uriel Ferera, was sentenced to 30 days in military prison no. 6

Uriel Ferer a, 19 years old from Be’er Sheva, Israel, reported to Tel Hashomer military induction base, accompanied by a demonstration of support for his refusal to serve in the military. Uriel 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. on 17/8/2014 Uriel was sentenced to 30 days in military prison no. 6 near Atlit.

UDI SEGAL

Second prison term for conscientious objector Udi Segal, was sentenced to 10 days in military prison no. 6

Udi Segal a, 19 years old from kibutz Yubal, reported to Haifa military induction base. Udi 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, and his refusal to to the current attack on Gaza. On 21.8.14 Udi was sentenced to 10 days in military prison no. 6 near Atlit.

ELIAHU COHEN

Second prison term for conscientious objector Eliahu Cohen, was sentenced to 20 days in military prison .

Eliahu Cohen a, 20 years old from Ashdod, Israel,reported to military induction base, Eliahu declared his refusal to serve for reasons of conscience, he´s ultra ortodox jew. Eliahu was sentenced to 20 days in military prison no. 6 near Atlit.

The imprisonment of conscientious objectors such as Ferera/Segal/Cohen is a violation of international law, of basic human rights and of plain morals. The repeater imprisonment of conscientious objectors is an especially grave offence, as it means sentencing a person more than once for the same offence, and has been judged by the UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention to constitute a clear case arbitrary detention.

To:
Moshe Ya’alon, Israel Defence Minister
Stop persecutions of israeli conscientious objectors.

Dear Sir Moshe Ya’alon, Defence Minister,

It has come to my attention that:

Uriel Ferera (military ID 8004295), a conscientious objector to military service, has been imprisoned for the seventh time for his refusal to become part of the Israeli army, and is held in Military Prison no. 6 near Atlit.

Udi Segal (military ID 08062238), a conscientious objector to military service, has been imprisoned for the second time for his refusal to become part of the Israeli army, and is held in Military Prison no. 6 near Atlit.

Eliahu Cohen, a conscientious objector to military service, has been imprisoned for the second time for his refusal to become part of the Israeli army, and is held in Military Prison.

The imprisonment of conscientious objectors such as Ferera/Segal/Cohen is a violation of international law, of basic human rights and of plain morals. The repeater imprisonment of conscientious objectors is an especially grave offence, as it means sentencing a person more than once for the same offence, and has been judged by th UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention to constitute a clear case arbitrary detention.
I therefore call for the immediate and unconditional release from prison of Uriel/Udi/Eliahu, without threat of further imprisonment in the future, and urge you and the system you are heading to respect the dignity and person of conscientious objectors, indeed of all persons, in the future.
Sincerely,
[Your name]

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