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‘You can’t fight your way to peace’: from a 20-year-old Israeli to a 99-year-old Briton, eight conscientious objectors on why they refused to serve in the army

Military service for 18-year-olds is a key Tory election pledge in the UK. But in countries with conscription, opting out comes at a heavy cost – ostracisation, fines and time in prison
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Desmond Tutu’s funeral and Kazakhstan clashes: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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Lives lost at Europe’s borders and Afghan MPs in exile: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Mexico to Manila Continue reading…

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Migrant caravan and Qatar’s tarnished World Cup: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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The disappeared in Mexico, Afghan female footballers and a giant puppet: human rights this fortnight in pictures

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Myanmar school strikes and a plane diverted to Minsk: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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