Cyprus: Further information on imprisonment of conscientious objectors: Marios Matthaiou Iordanous and Stefanos Yiannaki Peratikou
Conscientious objectors Marios Matthaiou Iordanous and Stefanos Yiannaki Peratikou were sentenced to one year's imprisonment on 24 March 1995 for refusing to perform military service. AI considers them to be prisoners of conscience. They are among 15 conscientious objectors currently in prison in Cyprus for refusing to perform military service. As far as AI is aware, all of them are Jehovah's Witnesses.
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