CO Hadas Amit sentenced to second prison term of 10 days
War Resisters International, 2
|Israeli conscientious objector Hadis Amit (ISR14913), a 19 years' old woman CO, was given a second, consecutive prison term of 10 days on 31 December 2006. She is due to be released from prison on 9 January 2007. In a letter to the military authorities, announcing her refusal to perform military service, Hadas wrote:"If I were to be recruited into the army, this would absolutely and in all respects contradict my convictions and my way in life, since violence, killing, nationalism and vandalism are not part of them. I am not willing to wear the uniform of an organisation responsible for killing and destruction, acting in a way detrimental to its environment. Every State, the State of Israel included, should act by peaceful means alone, and even if attached, not to respond with fire. In any situation, Israel's case included, it is wrong to sustain a military force trained for war and killing - this is altogether contrary to the pursuit of peace and coexistence with our neighbours in the Middle East."|
Friends and supporters of Hadas Amit learned during her first term in prison, that the prison authorities blocked mail from reaching her. Emails of support can be sent to email@example.com, and will be printed out and delivered to her on a family visit.
War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to Hadas Amit.
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War Resisters' International calls for the immediate release of conscientious objector Hadas Amit and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.
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