VIDEO: Conscientious Objection in Europe Today with Focus on the War in Ukraine

By European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, June 12, 2022

Moderator: Semih Sapmaz, War Resisters’ International
1) Presentation of EBCO Annual Report on Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Europe:
· Summary of findings: Alexia Tsouni, EBCO President, Association of Conscientious Objectors (Greece)
· Focus on Turkey: Merve Arkun, EBCO Vice-President, Conscientious Objection Watch (Turkey)
· EBCO recommendations Zaira Zafarana, International Fellowship of Reconciliation
2) Focus on the war in Ukraine:
· Resisting war in Ukraine: Yurii Sheliazhenko, Ukrainian Pacifist Movement
· Opposing war in Russia: Alexander Belik, Russian Movement of Conscientious Objectors
· Right to asylum for war resisters: Rudi Friedrich, Connection e.V. (Germany)
3) Open discussion & exchange on future actions



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