Amnesty calls on Israel to accept conscientious objectors

March 25, 2013 21:30

Amnesty International on Monday called on the Israeli authorities to accept the conscientious objection of refusnik Natan Blanc, and to stop jailing him for his beliefs. 

According to the NGO, Natan Blanc from Haifa has been sent to jail seven times in four months after refusing to serve in the Israel Defense Force on grounds of conscience. 

Amnesty International said in a statement that the Israeli government should "establish a fully independent and impartial body to assess claims of conscientious objection in a fair and transparent manner."

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