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ISRAEL: Two more conscientious ojectors in prison

Concodoc | 17.04.2003 11:30

Two more conscientious objectors in prison in Israel!

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17 April 2003

ISRAEL: Two more conscientious objectors in prison

War Resisters' International learned about two more conscientious objectors who were imprisoned recently in Israel. These two COs were not included in previous co-alerts:
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Constantin Suskin (ISR13190) was first imprisoned on 16 March 2003 for 14 days. Upon his release, he was again sentenced to 28 days in Military Prison No 4. Constantin Suskin is held in the isolation ward, because he is refusing to wear a uniform.
Constantin Suskin saw the so-called "Conscience Committee", but he was not accepted as a pacifist.

Amit Ris (ISR13247) was imprisoned on 6 April for refusing to enlist into the military. He is imprisoned in Military Prison No 4, and is due to be released on 22 April.

War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to the imprisoned conscientious objectors.
Constantin Suskin
Amit Ris
Military Prison No 4
Military Postal Code 02507
IDF, Israel

War Resisters' International calls for protest letters to the Israeli authorities, and Israeli embassies abroad. A protest email to Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defence, can be sent at .

War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of Constantin Suskin, Amit Ris, and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.

Andreas Speck
War Resisters' International

Shaul Mofaz
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
37 Kaplan st.,
Tel-Aviv 61909,
e-mail: mailto: or mailto: Fax: +972-3-696-27-57 / +972-3-691-69-40 / +972-3-691-79-15
(to send a protest email, go to

Commander of Military Prison No. 4,
Military Postal Code 02507
IDF, Israel
Fax: +972-3-957-52-76

Commander of Military Prison No 6
Military Prison No 6
Military postal number 01860,
IDF, Israel.
FAX: +972-4-869-28-84

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