Switzerland: Adoption of prisoner of conscience: the case of Thierry Nydegger

Switzerland: Adoption of prisoner of conscience: the case of Thierry Nydegger

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Index Number: EUR 43/001/1995
Date Published: 6 February 1995
Categories: Europe And Central Asia, Switzerland

Thierry Nydegger, a 34-year-old musician, married with four children, has been ordered to enter prison on 10 February 1995 to serve a four month sentence for refusing to perform compulsory military service. AI believes that this refusal is largely the result of conscientiously held beliefs. AI will consider him to be a prisoner of conscience on commencement of his sentence.


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