Cyprus: Imprisonment of conscientious objector Haralambos Theodorou Antoniadis

Cyprus: Imprisonment of conscientious objector Haralambos Theodorou Antoniadis

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Index Number: EUR 17/003/1993
Date Published: 15 March 1993
Categories: Cyprus, Europe And Central Asia

Haralambos Theodorou Antoniadis, a Jehovah's Witness, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment by Nicosia Military Court on 25 January 1993 for refusing to perform compulsory reservist exercises. AI considers him to be a prisoner of conscience and is appealing for his immediate, unconditional release. He is one of 10 conscientious objectors currently in prison in Cyprus, all apparently Jehovah's Witnesses. AI is waiting for the new government sworn in on 28 February to make known its position on conscientious objection and on legislation on alternative service passed in 1992.


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