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Conscientious Objector Freed

April 14, 2011

Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia Castillo, who had been imprisoned on charges of ‘desertion’ from the US Army, was released from…

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Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia Castillo, who had been imprisoned on charges of ‘desertion’ from the US Army, was released from prison on 15 February, three months before the end of his one-year sentence. He is a conscientious objector who cited his moral objections to the conduct of US troops towards Iraqi civilians and prisoners and questioned the legality of the war in his conscientious objector application.

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