Invitation Press Conference Pacifists versus Military Service: Conscientious objectors in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey ask to apply Human Right Standards of the Council of Europe

Friday 16 May 2014 at 11:00
Peace House, rue Van Elewyckstraat 35, 1050 Brussels (Ixelles, close to place Flagey)


Friedhelm Schneider (German), president European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, and Derek Brett (UK), observers at the trial (military court) of Greek CO Dimitris Sotiropoulos in Thessaloniki om 12 May;

Doğan Özkan, representative of the Turkish Association of conscientious objectors.

Press contact:
Sam Biesemans, vice-president EBCO, , mobile 0032 477 268893.

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Murat Kanatli 

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European Bureau for Conscientious Objection


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