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Non-Military Service Idea Attacked

November 16, 1986|From Reuters

BELGRADE — Yugoslavia's state presidency has attacked calls by a regional peace movement for civilian alternatives to military service, a Belgrade newspaper said Friday.

The "initiative for so-called civilian service is confusing the public and is contradictory to the Yugoslav constitution," Politika quoted the presidency's Commission for National Defense, led by state President Sinan Hasani, as saying.

A Jehovah's Witness from Slovenia was recently jailed by the Belgrade military court for five years for refusing to serve.

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