Greece: Imprisonment of conscientious objectors: Giannis Kaltsis, Spyros Damaskos
On 30 May 1995, conscientious objector Giannis Kaltsis was sentenced by the Military Court to two years' imprisonment for refusing to perform military service. Spyros Damaskos received the same sentence on 31 May 1995. The two men are currently serving their sentences in Sindos Military Prison. As Jehovah's Witnesses they are opposed to performing any kind of military service, and in Greece there is no alternative civilian service. Amnesty International considers these men and all other imprisoned conscientious objectors in Greece to be prisoners of conscience and is calling for their immediate and unconditional release.