Greece: High time to comply fully with European standards on conscientious objection

Greece: High time to comply fully with European standards on conscientious objection

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Index Number: EUR 25/003/2006
Date Published: 30 April 2006
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Greece

Amnesty International considers a conscientious objector to be any person who, for reasons of conscience or profound conviction, refuses to perform service in the armed forces or any other direct or indirect participation in wars or armed conflicts. This can include conscripts or professional soldiers who have developed a conscientious objection after joining the armed forces. Wherever such a person is detained or imprisoned solely for such a refusal, Amnesty International considers that person to be a prisoner of conscience and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.


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