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Greece: International Conscientious Objectors' Day was marked by prosecuting four more conscientious objectors

, Index number: EUR 25/008/2005

"Greece continues to convict people for exercising their freedom of thought, conscience and religion", Amnesty International said today as conscientious objector Nikos Baltoukas was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment and in previous days Jehovah's Witnesses Andreas Anastasiou and Makedonas Alexandridis were sentenced to six months' imprisonment for refusing to perform their military service on religious grounds. Conscientious objector and Jehovah's Witness Georgios Koutsomanolakis remains imprisoned awaiting his trial on 23 May.

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