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Naval medic Michael Lyons' appeal over being sentenced to seven months in military correction centre for disobeying orders takes place at 10.30am on Thursday 13 October 2011, at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.
A medic in the Royal Navy who was detained at court martial in July this year will appeal his conviction at the High Court on Thursday 13 October.
War Resisters’ International says it is extremely concerned for the life of pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad in Egypt, imprisoned for sedition.
Human rights campaigners have welcomed the decision of the Colombian Supreme Court to allow citizens to opt out of obligatory military service because of religious, moral or philosophical objections.