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USA: Further information on Prisoner of conscience: Mark Lee Wilkerson (m)

, Index number: AMR 51/129/2007

Mark Wilkerson was released from military detention at Fort Sill, Oklahoma on 12 July. He had been sentenced to seven months' imprisonment for going absent without leave from the army after he refused to deploy on a second tour of duty to Iraq. Amnesty International considered him to be a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his conscientious objection to the war in Iraq.

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