Fourth prison term for conscientious objector Udi Segal. Full details and calls for action and support below.
Udi Segal a, 18 years old from ,was reported on 29/9/2014 to military induction base in Tal Hashomer and declared his refusal to serve for reasons of conscience due to his opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian people and discrimination against Palestinians inside Israel, and his refusal to to the attack on Gaza. Udi was sentenced to 10 days in military prison no. 6 near Atlit.
Udi's video refusal statement can be found here.
You can find more news items regarding Udi's refusal visit: https://www.facebook.com/refusingIDF
His prison address is:
Military ID 08062238
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
Since the prison authorities often block mail from reaching imprisoned objectors, we also recommend you to send them your letters of support and encouragement via e-mail to: email@example.com (hitting “reply all” to this message will send the message to the same address), and they will be printed out and delivered during visits.
First of all, please circulate this message and the information contained in it as widely as possible, not only through e-mail, but also on websites, social networks, conventional media, by word of mouth, etc.
Other recommendations for action:
1. Sending Letters of Support
Please send Udi letters of support to the prison address above and via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Letters to Authorities
It is recommended to send letters of protest on the objectors’ behalf, preferably by fax, to:
Mr. Moshe Ya'alon,
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
E-mail: s...@mod.gov.il or email@example.com
Copies of your letters can also be sent to the commander of the military prison at:
Commander of Military Prison No. 6,
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 02507, IDF
Another useful address for sending copies would be the Military Attorney General:
Chief Military Attorney
Military postal code 9605, IDF
It would be especially useful to send your appeals to the Commander of the Induction Base in Tel-HaShomer. It is this officer that ultimately decides whether an objector is to be exempted from military service or sent to another round in prison, and it is the same officer who is ultimately in charge of the military Conscience Committee:
Gil Ben Shaul,
Commander of Induction Base,
Military Postal Code 02718, IDF
For those of you who live outside Israel, it would be very effective to send protests to your local Israeli embassy. You can find the address of your local embassy on the web.
Here is a generic sample letter, which you can use in sending appeals to authorities on the prisoners’ behalf. Feel free to modify this letter or write your own:
It has come to my attention that Udi Segal (military ID 08062238), a conscientious objector to military service, has been imprisoned for the fourth time for his refusal to become part of the Israeli army, and is held in Military Prison no. 6 in Atlit.
The imprisonment of conscientious objectors such as Segal is a violation of international law, of basic human rights and of plain morals. The repeater imprisonment of conscientious objectors is an especially grave offence, as it means sentencing a person more than once for the same offence, and has been judged by the UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention to constitute a clear case arbitrary detention.
I therefore call for the immediate and unconditional release from prison of Udi Segal, without threat of further imprisonment in the future, and urge you and the system you are heading to respect the dignity and person of conscientious objectors, indeed of all persons, in the future.
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We will continue updating on further developments.
Thank you for your support,