Today mr Friedhelm Schneider from the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) sent us the statement below about Yannis-Vasilis Yaylali and Meral Geylani.
“I sign this petition on behalf of the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO).
It cannot be tolerated that Turkey consistently fails to comply with its commitments as signatory state of the European Convention on Human Rights.
In particular it remains a scandal that the human right of conscientious objection to military service is constantly violated by Turkey and that the jurisdiction issued by the European Court of Human Rights in favour of Turkish conscientious objectors is continuously ignored by Turkish authorities.”
European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO)