The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries. The second film in the series is BONHOEFFER [
Director/writer Martin Doblmeier made this documentary of the dramatic story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews in their time of need, and eventually joined his family in the plots to kill Hitler. The film, shot on location in
Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. A discussion will follow.
10 Feb 2010 — warresisters
War Resisters' International learned in February that Turkmen conscientious objector Navruz Nasyrlaev has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for refusal to serve on 7 December 2009.
Forum 18 News reports: Nasyrlaev, the son of a baptised Jehovah's Witness who has not yet himself been baptised, is from the northern town of
With the arrest and sentencing of Navruz Nasyrlaev, in total five conscientious objectors are serving prison sentences in
Vladimir Golosenko, who is from the Caspian port city of
Zafar Abdullaev was given a two-year suspended sentence by
The right to refuse military service is part of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion guaranteed by Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which
Turkmenistan's report to the UN Human Rights Committee under the ICCPR, submitted on 11 January, contains just one sentence on alternative service, only to dismiss it (see report CCPR/C/TKM1 at
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/docs/CCPR.C.TKM.1_ru.doc - in Russian). "The laws of
War Resisters' International calls for letters of support to the four imprisoned conscientious objectors:
Seydi Labour Camp
746222 Lebap vilayet
War Resisters' International calls for the protest letters to the Turkmen authorities, and Turkmen embassies abroad.
Fax: +993 12 355112
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Magtymkuli ave., 85
A protest email can be sent at http://wri-irg.org/node/9641.
War Resisters' International calls for the immediate cancellation of the sentences of Navruz Nasyrlaev, Shaduri Ushotov, Akmurat Egendurdiev, Sakhetmurad Annamamedov, Mukhammedmurad Annamamedov and of all other imprisoned conscientious objectors.
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