Letter: Gulf attacks lack hard evidence and imagination

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MEMBERS of the armed forces who have been sent to the Gulf region have not yet been informed of the legal rights of conscientious objectors. Both British law and UN conventions recognise conscientious objection as a human right.

At Ease, a voluntary advisory service, had to deal with more conscientious objectors to the last Gulf war than to any other conflict before or since. In addition, many returned from the Gulf saying they would never again take part in such an action.

Until the Ministry of Defence is willing to circulate information about regulations for conscientious objection, all those who need access to it should contact At Ease's confidential helpline (0171-247 5164) on Sundays 5pm-7pm.


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