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Camilo Mejia Seeks Conscientious Objector Status

HeadlineJun 24, 2004

And supporters of jailed soldier Camilo Mejia rallied in Lawton, Oklahoma yesterday where the military held a hearing to determine if Mejia should receive conscientious objector status. Mejia was sentenced last week to one year in prison for desertion. He refused to return to Iraq last year in part because he witnessed U.S. soldiers torturing Iraqis. Among those protesting outside the hearing was Nancy Lessin, co-founder of Military Families Speak Out.

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