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Turkish solidarity

Turkish conscientious objector Halil Savda was arrested on 24 February to serve a 100-day sentence for ‘alienating the people from the military’. This came six years after the actual ‘offence’: declaring his solidarity with Israeli conscientious objectors Itzik Shabbat and Amir Pastar, imprisoned for refusing to participate in Israel’s war in Lebanon.

Halil has previously served 17 months in prison for conscientious objection to military service.