Subject: This email list is specifically for alerts in cases of conscientious objection or antimilitarist action. As with wri-info, only the WRI office can post messages to this list. It is extremly important that many people subscribe to this list, so please help us promoting this list.Supporting COs at risk: co-alerts
In many countries, prison is still the fate of conscientious objectors. Thousands of COs are still in prison -- in South Korea, Israel, Finland, Colombia, and many other countries. Despite many countries having introduced laws on conscientious objection, many COs still face imprisonment, because they either don't fit into the authorities' criteria, or they refuse to perform any substitute service. War Resisters' International supports conscientious objectors who are imprisoned because of their conscientious objection, or face repression by the state or state-like entities. Co-Alerts, sent out by email as soon as the WRI office receives information on the imprisonment or trial of a conscientious objector, are a powerful tool to mobilise support and protest. Co-alerts are available by email (through the web interface at http://lists.wri-irg.org/sympa/info/co-alert) or on the internet at wri-irg.org/news/alerts .