Cyprus: Further information on imprisonment of conscientious objector: Veniamin Iakovou Petridis
Conscientious objector Veniamin Iakovou Petridis was sentenced to nine months imprisonment on 9 March 1995 for refusing to perform military service. AI considers him to be a prisoner of conscience. He is one of 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.