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Travis Bishop

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David Travis Bishop is a member of the U.S. Army who is currently incarcerated for his refusal to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His stated reason for refusing to deploy was based on his religious faith, in that he came to believe that killing in war “was not what Jesus had in mind.”[1]

Bishop is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, and was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International on August 24, 2009.[2]

Contents
1 Court-martial
2 See also
3 References
4 External links
Court-martial
Pvt. Bishop was court-martialed on August 12, 2009. Bishop was found guilty of all charges, and sentenced to one year in prison, a rank reduction from Sergeant to Private, forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay for one year and a bad conduct discharge.[3] Fort Hood commanding general Robert W. Cone granted a 3 month reduction in sentence to Pvt. Bishop on February 4, 2010. [4]

Bishop was incarcerated at the Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility (NWJRCF) at Fort Lewis, Washington.[5][6] He was released on March 25, 2010.[7][8]

See also
Under the Hood Cafe
Victor Agosto
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Ehren Watada

References

  1. ^ Gillis, Cydney (2010-04-07). “Court-martialed war resister released from brig”. Real Change News. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ “USA: Soldier imprisoned as conscientious objector: Travis Bishop | Amnesty International”. Amnesty.org. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ “Sgt. Travis Bishop sentenced for resisting deployment”. Courage to Resist. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  4. ^ “Sentence reduced for US conscientious objector | Amnesty International”. Amnesty.org. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  5. ^ “FOB Tacoma – » Lawyer: Rights violated in detention center The News Tribune Blogs, Tacoma, WA”. Blog.thenewstribune.com. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  6. ^ “Document – USA: Soldier imprisoned as conscientious objector: Travis Bishop | Amnesty International”. Amnesty.org. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  7. ^ “War resister Travis Bishop released from Ft. Lewis brig!”. Courage to Resist. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  8. ^ “Soldier who refused Afghan tour released | Northwest Partners”. The News Tribune. 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
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External links
Iraq Veterans Against the War

Category: American soldiers

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