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Volume 175: debated on Monday 2 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action the United Kingdom has taken within the Council of Ministers of the European Community to urge Greece to release the 250 conscientious objectors detained in Avlona military prison.

None. Under Greece's military service provisions, conscientious objectors can opt for unarmed military service of double the annual period. But it is an offence to refuse to do military service altogether.