Greece: Imprisonment of conscientious objectors: Alexandros Hatziantoniou, Lazaros Dalgitsis
On 28 March 1995, conscientious objector Alexandros Hatziantoniou was sentenced by the Military Court to two years' imprisonment for refusing to perform military service. Lazaros Dalgitsis received the same sentence on 12 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.