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Stoppt the Civil Death in Turkey!

Turkey and Conscientious Objection: Stop the Civil Death!

Gallery about the action in Frankfurt am Main May 15, 2021

(15.05.2021) Today, about 40 people made a protest action on the square Hauptwache against the persecution of conscientious objectors in Turkey, which still exists. "Conscientious objection is a human right. Turkey must also recognise this!" said Rudi Friedrich of Connection e.V. today. "The Turkish government turns a blind eye to various rulings of the European Court of Human Rights and subjects conscientious objectors in the country to lifelong persecution. This is unacceptable! However, it is an example of the Turkish government’s policy of waging war in neighbouring countries and harshly persecuting criticism and opposition through various criminal offences."

Gunter Schmidt

Gunter Schmidt, painter, Germany: I always wished, war was finally dead

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) I have never personally experienced war. I am grateful for this fact under the star of grace and luck and a high degree of liberal political culture in Germany and Europe I have never experienced war, but it lives through me, it definitely outrages me, even where I encounter it indirectly. I am Gunter Schmidt. I am also a painter. Pictures tell me something. Sometimes I take up pictures, transform them artistically and give them my language.

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Emanuel Matondo

Emanuel Matondo, Angola/Germany: #I knew that war is a crime and then I refused the military service

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) I know a lot about war. In my country of origin, Angola, as a young man in the 90s during the civil war we were misused as cannon fodder. Most of us were being recruited forcefully and sent to the front line.

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EBCO/Movimento Nonviolento: Military Distancing Spot, contributions from various countries

Video on YouTube channel Refuse to Kill

(15.05.2020) In times of pandemic, European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) and Movimento Nonviolento have come together to say that there is always a useful distancing: on basis of our conscience from war and its preparation. We have thus prepared this video with photos of many activists who wanted to express their antimilitarist message of peace and nonviolence from their homes.

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