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Further information on EXTRA 57/91 (EUR 25/12/91, 29 August) - Greece: medical concern: Iakobos Mathioudakis

, Índice: EUR 25/013/1991


EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 25/13/91
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18 September 1991
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Further information on EXTRA 57/91 (EUR 25/12/91, 29 August 1991) - Medical
GREECE:Iakobos Mathioudakis (aged 19)
Amnesty International has learned that conscientious objector Iakobobos
Mathioudakis was released from prison on 13 September by Athens Military Court
who granted him a two-year postponement from military service on grounds of
poor health. This means that he will not be called up to perform military
service for two years.
Iakobos Mathioudakis, an adopted prisoner of conscience, had been in Avlona
Military Prison since March after he refused to perform compulsory military
service on religious grounds. As a Jehovah's Witness he is opposed to any
type of military service. Iakobos Mathioudakis is suffering from acute
depression and recently spent three weeks in a military hospital for his
No further action is necessary. Thank you very much to all of those who sent

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