DM SPOKESMAN: JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES PREFER PROSECUTION TO ALTERNATIVE SERVICE

ARMENPRESS
MAY 30, 2011
YEREVAN

Neither of Jehovah's Witnesses from 2005 till today has applied for
alternative service: they prefer to be prosecuted, spokesman for
the defense minister Davit Karapetyan said speaking to Armenpress
commenting on the recently raised issue according to which the
sectarians avoid even alternative service.

He said in 2004 and 2005 about 26 servicemen passed alternative service
in our country. The latter though months later boycotted the service
preferring prosecution.