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(en) Finland, Support Total Objector Antti* R. - In Prison in Finland for Refusal to Serve

Date Tue, 22 Nov 2005 13:05:25 +0200


Sign the online petition, write letters or organize a solidarity event!
On Nov. 15, Antti Rautiainen was sentenced to 53 days in jail for refusing
to report for military call-up.
Since 1997, Antti has been called up more than 20 times and every time he
refuses to report. He manages to avoid service but from time to time has
got caught and has had to serve time before.
The authorities usually issue fines and call him up for the draft again but
he is a total objector and refuses to pay the fines which means prison time.
War Resisters International report that another conscientious objector received
almost 200 days in jail. You can see more information on their page.
http://wri-irg.org/news/alerts
http://wri-irg.org/co/alerts/20051117a.html

by Laure Akai - Praga Anarchist Group
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* Ed. Note: Antti is a long time activist.
A former member of a-infos collective
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