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Prisoners for Peace

Please send a card for 1 December Peace Prisoners Day. Everyone below is in prison for conscientious objection to military service, unless otherwise specified.

Send your card in an envelope and include a return name and address on the envelope. If a prisoner’s number is given, include this with the address. Please avoid writing anything that might get the prisoner into trouble. Thank you!

  • Eritrea: (Jehovah’s Witnesses, imprisoned for conscientious objection) Yoel Tsegezab (in prison 26 Aug 2008– ); Nehemiah Hagos (26 Aug 2008– ); and Samuel Ghirmay (1 March 2009– ). For all write to Meitir Camp, Meitir, Eritrea.(Also JWs) Paulos Eyassu (24 Sept 1994– ), Negede Teklemariam (24 Sept 1994– ), Isaac Mogos (24 Sept 1994– ), Aron Abraha (9 May 2001– ), Mussie Fessehaye (1 June 2003– ), Ambakom Tsegezab (1 Feb 2004– ), Bemnet Fessehaye (1 Feb 2005– ), Henok Ghebru (1 Feb 2005– ), Kibreab Fessejaye (27 Dec 2005– ), Bereket Abraha Oqbagabir (1 Jan 2006– ). For all write to Sawa Camp, Sawa, Eritrea.
  • Finland: Visa Savolainen (sentenced 27 Oct 2015 – 17 Apr 2016; total objector, sentenced to home detention for ‘refusal of civilian service’), c/o AKL, Peace Station, Veturitori 3, 00520 Helsinki, Finland.
  • South Korea: Kim Kyung-mook 283 (14 Jan 2015–13 July 2016), Tongyeong, PO Box 17, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea 53043. Park Ji-hoon 1230 (15 May 2015–14 Nov 2016), Jinjoo, PO Box 68, Jinjoo si, Gyeongnam, South Korea 52684. Kim Doo-won 1868 (30 Jun 2015 – 29 Dec 2016), Uijeongbu, PO Box 99, Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea 480-700.
  • Turkmenistan: Soyunmurat Korov (18 Nov 2014– , Jehovah’s Witness, not yet tried), Seydi Labour Camp, Turkmenistan, 746222 Lebap vilayet, Seydi, uchr. LB-K/12, Turkmenistan.
  • Ukraine: Ruslan Kotsaba (9 Feb 2015– ), Ivano-Frankivsk detention centre, E. Konovalets 70, Ivano-Frankivsk 76018, Ukraine.
  • USA: Rafil Dhafir 11921-052 (in prison 26 April 2000–26 April 2022 for convictions resulting from providing humanitarian and financial aid to Iraqis in violation of US sanctions), FMC Devens, Federal Medical Center, PO Box 879, Ayer, MA 01432, USA. Chelsea E Manning 89289 (in prison 15 May 2010–20 August 2048 for whistleblowing), 1300 North Warehouse Road, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027–2304, USA. Norman Edgar Lowry Jr. KN 9758 (in prison 1 August 2011 possibly until 31 August 2018, for third trespass at military recruiting office), SCI Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd., Dallas, PA 18612, USA.



More names and addresses can be found on the War Resisters’ International website:
www.wri-irg.org/inprison