EBCO shocked over the arrest and detention of Greek conscientious objector Charalabos Akrivopoulos

Brussels, 20 March 2013

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT on Greek Conscientious Objector Nikos Karanikas

Protest in Syntagma square for Bradley Manning

bmPhoto from our protest in Syntagma square, in front of the Greek Parliament, in Athens, Greece, on Saturday 23rd February, to pro

EBCO condemns the arrest and prosecution of Greek CO Nikos Karanikas

Brussels, 21 February 2013

On Wednesday 20th February 42years old conscientious objector Nikos Karanikas was arrested for draft evasion, again, but without an arrest warrant. The charges against him are insubordination which started 17 years ago in January 1996!
He will be brought in front of the military court of Thessaloniki on Friday the 22nd. Yannis Glarnetatzis, EBCO's representative will be present during the trial as an observer.

EBCO deeply regrets the conviction of Greek conscientious objector Menelaos Exioglou by military court

Brussels, 18 December 2012

EBCO deeply regrets the conviction of young Greek conscientious objector Menelaos Exioglou to 4-month-imprisonment sentence suspended for one year, on charges of insubordination by the military court of Larisa, Greece, today, 18 December 2012. EBCO’s Secretary General Angelos Nikolopoulos testified in defense of Menelaos Exioglou.

EBCO urges Greece to stop the prosecution of Menelaos Exioglou

Brussels, 17 December 2012

Το EBCO καλει την Ελλαδα να σταματησει τη διωξη του Μενελαου Εξιογλου

Βρυξέλλες, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Poster and photo of the solidarity action with Greek conscientious objector Menelaos Exioglou

EBCO in historical conference in Italy


EBCO tourEBCO in awareness raising tour in Europe: The right to conscientious objection to military service is a human right too!

NO MORE CHILD SOLDIERS! Round Table Conference with Testimony & Exposition of pictures from a former African child soldier

Turkish Protestant pastor declares his conscientious objection to military service. EBCO calls Turkey to implement without delay its human right obligations for conscientious objectors.

Brussels, 28 November  2012

Kerem Koç, Protestant pastor living in Antalya, declared his conscientious objection to military service on 12 November 2012. In his letter to the Turkish military authorities he stated:

Επετειος 28ης Οκτωβριου: ΟΧΙ στο νεοναζισμό / Ποτε ξανα φασισμός!

Αθήνα, Οκτώβριος 2012

Η 28η Οκτωβρίου είναι μια από τις ημερομηνίες σταθμός για την ελληνική σύγχρονη ιστορία και κατ' επέκταση για την σύγχρονη παγκόσμια ιστορία. Ολόκληρος ο κόσμος, από την Ευρώπη ως την Ασία και από τον Ατλαντικό, τη Μεσόγειο, τη Βόρεια Αφρική και τον Ειρηνικό ωκεανό βυθίστηκε στη φρίκη του 2ου παγκοσμίου πολέμου.

Pacifism and conscientious objection

2 October: International Day of Non-Violence Seminar/workshop in the Buffer Zone in Nicosia, Cyprus

non violence The International Day of Non-


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