[CO-ALERT] US14915-070307: USA: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR AGUSTIN AGUAYO SENTENCED TO 8 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT

With the sentencing of Agustin Aguayo for desertion and missing movement of his unit, the court martial denied him his right to conscientious objection, as enshrined in Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The fact that Agustin Aguayo was not able to get a discharge as conscientious objector, and was forced to go AWOL, highlights the inadequateness of the US military procedures for conscientious objectors, which again and again force COs to commit military offences, and spent time in prison.

Link to source-webpage, obtained via: WRI co-alert, March 28, 2008, 12:01am

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