(en) 1997 Prisoners for Peace Honour Roll -- Please distribute!

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*********************************** * PRISONERS FOR PEACE * * HONOUR ROLL 1997 * ***********************************

[Text-only version -- without accents]

This list has been compiled by War Resisters' International. Every December, WRI invites supporters to send greeting cards to prisoners for peace. This Honour Roll includes imprisoned conscientious objectors and nonviolent activists who have tried to obstruct war preparations.=20

Each year, this list -- with accompanying articles -- is published in English in _Peace News_, and in German, French and Spanish in WRI's newsletter, _The Broken Rifle_. Peace News will be sent out on 19 November and we hope to send out the translations in the Broken Rifle on 21 November.

In the meanwhile, please feel free to distribute or reproduce the Honour Roll in your own publications. A MS-Word version on email and a fax version are also available on request.=20

In peace,=20 Kit Stoner and Dominique Saillard

War Resisters' International 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, Britaing Phone +44 171 278 4040; fax +44 171 278 0444 email: warresisters@gn.apc.org ------------------------------------------

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CYPRUS There are religious COs currently imprisoned in southern Cyprus, but they do not wish to have their names published. They face up to 26 months in prison.


Jukka Lassila Uudenmaan Laaninvankila Avovankilaosasto PL 20 05401 Jokela Finland (in 2/6/97 =97 out 18/12/97) Total objector

Timo Saarelma Same address as above (in 03/11/97 =96 out 20/05/98) Total objector

Markus Drake Helsingin Tyosiirtola PL 36 01531 Vantaa Finland (in 25/9/97 =97 out 12/4/98) Total objector

Janne Ruotsalainen Naarajarven Varavankila PL 1 76851 Naarajarvi Finland (in 23/10/97 =97 out 25/4/98) Total objector

GERMANY Over the past few months, five total resisters have been sentenced to between 6 and 16 months jail. They are all awaiting the results of their appeal and could be imprisonned in the next few weeks.

Martin Gyampoh Hooge Sand 32 D - 26 723 Emden Germany Jailed from 03/09 till 29/10. Facing another arrest in November for at least 21 days.=20

Caspar Bothmer email: hbothmer@ukrv.de (6 months)

Lennert Niemeyer Behninger Str. 14 D-29 643 Neuenkirchen Germany (6 months)

Timo Pasche (6 months) Matthias Seebode (16 months) No addresses

GREECE On 5 June 1997 the Greek Parliament adopted a new military law, which recognises the right to CO for the first time. The law will come into force in January 1998. All COs currently imprisonned =97 around 250 =97 are= Jehovah Witnesses. Their names are not available, but letters of support can be sent to their lawyer.=20 Thanasis Reppas (Lawyer) 27 A Paraschou Street GR-11473 Athens Greece


Mordechai Vanunu Ashkelon Prison PO Box 17 Ashkalon Israel Kidnapped in Italy in 1986, sentenced in 1988 to 18 years for exposing Israel's nuclear programme. Still in solitary confinement.

SINGAPORE All male citizens and permanent residents are required to do 2 years' full military service, followed by reserve duty periods of up to 40 days annually until they are 40 years old. Singapore does not recognise the right to CO. Objectors are court-martialled and sentenced to 12 months in military detention. They are then called up again and non-compliance results in further 24-month sentences. The following COs are all Jehovah's Witnesses. Those with stars by their name are serving their second sentence.

Ngai Siew Chyit (Norman)* Suthintheran Nair* Foo Song Whai (Jason)* Tai Kai Meng (Kenneth)* Tan Lee Keat (Michael)* Kok Kok Chuan* Smith Marcus Dominic* Tsay Chong (Martin)* Kang Ching Siong (Jonathan)* Chok Robert* Hou Sing (Samuel)* Tan Wai Cheng* Yeo Kim Huei (Henry)* Lee Kok Ling (Brendon)* Chua Sin Li (Adrian)* Sim Wee Siong (Gabriel)* Leong Yew Kum (Donald)* Wan Vhong Yee (Gerald)* NG Chee Keong (David)* Lim Boon Hwee* Say Poh Heng* Chua Tong Jin (Edgar) Cheong Beng Huat Tan Tien Lye Chai Tsun Chieh Ng Chun Siang (Wilson) Aw Jee Siang Lee Han Liang (Jason) Chong Kim Heng Chew Chi Kong (Adrian) Lee Yuen Hsien (Jeremy) SAF Detention Barracks AFPN 1325 Mindef General Comcen Singapore 669638


Martin Bednar 05401 Levoca Veznica Martinu Bednaru Slovak Republic (in 24/02/97 =97 out 02/98)

Miroslav Albert 97528 Banska Bystricu Veznica Miroslavu Albertu Slovak Republic=20 (in 11/04/97 =97 out 04/98) Jehovah's Witnesses imprisoned for their conscientious objection.

STATE OF SPAIN Total resisters currently fall under two different laws. Most of those judged under the previous law are held in open regime, while a few (marked with a *) remain in jail day and night. Since the application of the new Penal Code in May, total resisters are not imprisoned any more, but sentenced to between 8 to 14 years of "disqualification from working in the public sector or receiving any public funds. Total resisters taking part in the "Insumision in the barracks" campaign and declaring their objection after starting their military service, are judged by a military court and held in a military prison. The names of the total resisters imprisoned in Navarra were not available at the time of going to press.

Placido Ferrandiz Albert*=20 Elias Rozas Alvarez* Ramiro Paz Correa* Prision Militar de Alcala Carretera de Meco Km 5 28805 Alcala de Henares Madrid State of Spain.

Gorka Martinez Inigo Mendibil Arando Centro Penitencario de Basauri C/ Lehendakari Aguirre 92 Basauri, Bizkaia State of Spain

Pedro Camacho Rios Centro Penitenciario Carretera de Ayora Km 72. 02071 Albacete State of Spain

Lluis Miguel Orviz Menendez Centro Penitenciario de Villabona Finca Tabladiello Modulo CIS Villabona, Asturies State of Spain

Roberto Diez Pereda "Paridas" Arturo Escobar Jon Montegi Agirrezabala Gorka Fernandez Urien Aitor Bitorika Inaki Basterra Roberto Mendibil Jorge Laiseka Santos Jose Antonio Santamaria Ortiz Aritz Tudela Belasko Unai Bilbao Solaetxe Mikel Garcia Gonzalez Alonso Egia Hernandez Roberto Barrueta Alonso Ander Agia Cruz Eneko Arandia Mendizabal Benjamin Barandalla Jose Luis Minquez Arellano Haritz Olabarri Pujana Joseba Rodriguez Arza Jose Alonso Seco Joseba Sanz David Merino Txabi Delkorte Elduayen Garikoitz Correa Juez Gabriel Ibarra Oier Madariaga Mugarza Fermin Ayo Cuesta Aitor Larrea Principe Joakib Gonzalez Garcia Daniel Yaniz Aramendia Alberto Rafael Fernandez Urizar Aitzol Euba Unai Resanez Torron Unai Murillo Alija Atxio Burgoa Gumuzio Raul Santelicos Gonzalez Centro Penitenciario de Bausauri c/ Lehendakari Aguirre 92 Basauri, Bizkaia State of Spain

Inigo del Hoyo Onandia Andres Gutierrez Movillo Centro Penitenciario Caceres I. Apdo 190 Caceres State of Spain

Zigor Diez Gamboa Jose Luis de la Mata Jose Maria Perez Moral Prision Provincial de Santander C/Alta 95 39008 Santander Cantabria State of Spain

Asia Rodriguez Centro Penitenciario Apdo 394 15002 A Coruna State of Spain

Yosu Lombide Jesus Artola Antonio Garcia Prision Provincial de Martutene 20014 Donostia, Gipuzkoa State of Spain

Juan Manuel Bello Losada Centro Penitenciario de Vigo Avenida de Madrid 106 Vigo, Pontevedra State of Spain

Antonio Moreno Centro Penitenciario Sevilla II Carretera Mairena Alcor Km 3 State of Spain

Mikel Hernansanz Centro Penitenciario 47080 Villanubla Valladolid State of Spain

Fernando Gimeno Ruiz Guillermo Ladrero Canales Javier Plaza Deistegui Centro Penitenciario de Zaragoza Avenida de America 80 50007 Zaragoza State of Spain

Rafael Ruiz Travieso Centro Penitenciario Puerto II Apdo 600 11500 Puerto de Santa Maria Cadiz State of Spain


Osman Murat Uelke 1. Taktik Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanligi Askeri Cezaevi Eskisehir Turkey (in 23/10/97 -) Total resister sentenced to 10 months and a fine on 23/10/97 on charges of "desertion" and "continued disobedience". Although he already completed his sentence while awaiting trial, he remains in a military prison and expects to face trial again for having refused to present himself to a military unit after a first release from jail last May.=20


Carl Kabat OMI #03230-045 Teller Unit PO Box 5000 Florence CO 81226-5000 USA (in 01/04/94 =97 out 08/98) Served a prison term for the 1994 disarmament action at a Minuteman III missile silo in North Dakota. Sentenced to an additional 18 months after the court determined that the North Dakota action constituted a violation of his parole conditions for a previous action in 1984..

Philip Berrigan (24 months)=20 Mark Colville (13 months)=20 Steve Baggarly (13 months) Susan Crane (27 months)=20 Steve Kelly, S.J. (21 months) Tom Lewis-Borbely (8 months) c/o Jonah House 1301 Moreland Ave. Baltimore MD 21216 USA All 6 prisoners are members of the Prince of Peace Plowshares, convicted of conspiracy and $28,000 alledged damage to government property after they hammered and poured blood on the tomahawk cruise launching system installed on the USS The Sullivans in Maine. All also sentenced to 2 years supervised release/probation, and a $4,000 restitution fine.

Donna Howard-Hastings Tom Howard-Hastings 12833 E St., H. 13, Maple, WI 54854 USA (sentenced to 3 years) Cut down three transmission line poles at US Navy's transmitter antenna for nuclear submarines. Spent 11 and 7 months in prison, respectively, and now serving the rest of their time under electronically-monitored house arrest.

=20 =20 War Resisters' International=20 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, Britain Phone: +44 171 278 4040 Fax: +44 171 278 0444 Email: warresisters@gn.apc.org

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