Refusing to Kill is Not a Crime
Guernica by Pablo Picasso, 1937
|Troops Defy Orders to Put Down Opposition Protests. On Sunday the depth of the crisis and the level of social discontent in Madagascar directly affected a group of soldiers of the Army Corps of Personnel and Administrative and Technical Services who had been ordered to move against protestors on the streets. The soldiers refused to obey orders to fire on the people and repress anti-government demonstrators. 22 May 2009
|Four Teenagers shot dead after attempt to escape. Four male teenagers were caught and killed by Eritrean soldiers after their attempt to cross the border to Ethiopia illegally. This was reported by the Eritrean People's Party (EPP) on February 11. Due to this incident Eritrean civil organisations and opposition groups are calling for a funeral march. 2 March 2009
|Re: Amaniel Weldemichael Dob: 05/12/1988 Eritrea, Ref: W1078903.We are writing to urge you to reverse the decision to send Mr Amaniel Weldemichael to Italy.
to serve in apartheid South Africa
The instance of drug abuse, of nervous ailments and of suicide was particularly high in the unit in which I spent the whole of my second year of national service. I lost three friends in the course of that year, one to an overdose and two to suicide. 2003