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Fourth prison term for conscientious objector Uriel Ferera. Full details and calls for action and support below.
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Uriel Ferer a, 18 years old from Beer Sheva, reported to Tal Hashomer military induction base, accompanied by a demonstration of support for his refusal to serve in the military. Uriel 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. on 29/6/2014 Uriel was sentenced to 20 days in military prison no. 6 near Atlit.


During the last days of his first prison term, he was denied from phone calls including calls to his lawyer from New Profile, and was denied from receiving letters of support. (to take action against these violations, please send letters to the addresses below).


Important to mention Uriel appealed in advance to the military conscientious objectors committee, but was rejected by the committee.

Uriels video refusal statement can be found here.


You can find more news items regarding Uriels refusal visit: https://www.facebook.com/refusingIDF

and visit: https://www.facebook.com/urielshmuel.ferera.3?fref=ts



His prison address is:
Uriel Ferera
Military ID 8004295
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 02507, IDF
Israel
Fax: +972-4-9540580
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: messages2prison@newprofile.org (hitting reply all to this message will send the message to the same address), and they will be printed out and delivered during visits.

Recommended Action
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 Omar letters of support to the prison address above and via e-mail to: messages2prison@newprofile.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,
Hakirya,
Tel-Aviv 61909,
Israel.
E-mail: s...@mod.gov.il or pniot@mod.gov.il
Tel.: ++972-3-6975220
Fax: ++972-3-6962757
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
Israel
Fax: +972-49540580
Another useful address for sending copies would be the Military Attorney General:
Denny Efroni,
Chief Military Attorney
Military postal code 9605, IDF
Israel
Fax: ++972-3-569-45-26
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,
Meitav, Tel-HaShomer
Military Postal Code 02718, IDF
Israel.
Fax: ++972-3-737-60-52
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:

Dear Sir/Madam,
It has come to my attention that Uriel Ferera (military ID 8004295), 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 Ferera 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 Uriel Ferera, 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.
Sincerely,
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We will continue updating on further developments.
Thank you for your support,
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