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Kevin Benderman, Pablo Paredes Face Courts Martial Today

On Wednesday, May 11, the Pentagon will court-martial Petty Officer Pablo Paredes, US Navy and Sergeant Kevin Benderman, US Army for refusing to deploy with their units to occupied Iraq.  Pablo’s supporters have established an online petition asking the Department of the Navy to allow his discharge as a conscientious objector, and Benderman has requested messages of support, which will be entered in the Congressional Record by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), as well as messages of protest to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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