15 November in North Carolina:
Protest for Stephen Funk's freedom
On September 6th, Stephen was
sentenced to six months, becoming the first known war resister to be
incarcerated in this current period of US intervention in Iraq.
On October 5th, the New York Post
reported there are at least 50 more reservists facing charges for refusing
to report to duty. Stephen is a political prisoner.
to Stephen Funk
You speak loudly to
remind the whole world that you should not be forced to pull the
trigger, that the woman, the child, the man in front of you is no
longer a dummy, that he is not your enemy and that he lives just
like you. Fall
is an international movement of Stephen Funks out there"
know, the other side thinks they are making an example of Stephen.
But they are too late. There is an international movement out
there of Stephen Funks. THEIR
example, and that international movement, are the surest guarantee that
we can win. 20 October 2003
Funk transferred to Camp Lejeune
Wednesday, September 10 the Marine Corps flew Stephen Funk under
guard to Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina where he
will serve his sentence in the military prison for unauthorized
absence during the Iraq War. The military prison in North Carolina
is the same brig where dozens of Marine conscientious objectors
were detained and harassed during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
found guilty of leaving unit
A jury of four Marines on
Saturday found Lance Cpl. Stephen Funk, 21, guilty of unauthorized
absence but innocent of a more serious charge, desertion with intent to
shirk important duty. 7 September 2003
upholds court-martial for Stephen
declined on Thursday to throw out the Marines' case against a
conscientious objector who claims he is being court-martialed because he
publicly criticized the war in Iraq. Navy
judge John A. Maksym also denied Lance Cpl. Stephen Funk's lawyer access
to Marine files on who else may have been absent without leave, or AWOL,
and how they were punished.
14 August 2003
In the press:
pretrial hearing is scheduled today 11 August, and Funk's attorney,
Stephen Collier, intends to ask
the judge to dismiss the charge of
"shirking important duty" on the ground that Funk was selectively
targeted." 11 Aug
conscientious objector Stephen Funk
military trial on September 4, 2003 for "desertion"
26 June 2003
New support for Stephen Funk
>> I am myself both a pacifist and gay,
and agree with Stephen that no-one has the right to join an indiscriminate killing
>> Congratulations on opposing war.
I am British and have been on trial myself, along with thirteen others, as a civilian for opposing war.
>> Good luck to you Stephen.My daughter stood up against the Burmese government and was imprisoned there
for 3 months....her sentence was 7 years, but they relented when we went there and pleaded for her. I'm glad your mother is behind you, too. 16 July 2003
den Kriegsdienstverweigerer Stephen Funk
Prozess vor dem Militärgericht
am 4. September 2003 wegen "Fahnenflucht"
l'obiettore di coscienza Stephen Funk
in attesa di comparire davanti al tribunale militare il
al Objetor de Conciencia Stephen Funk
que deberá comparecer frente a
un tribunal militar por “deserción” el 4 de septiembre 2003.
26 June 2003
l’objecteur de conscience Stephen Funk
en procčs pour « désertion » devant un tribunal militaire
26 juin 2003
from Stephen Funk to celebrate international war resisters
15 May 2003 -
I am proud to be a part of the war resisters movement and have been in
touch with refusniks from Israel, Greece, Palestine, and others
15 May 2003
who said no to killing
first American conscientious deserter from the Iraq war will give
himself up at a marine base in California this morning. He said he
believed the war was "immoral because of the deception
involved by our leaders". 5