Peace campaign seeks right to withhold tax

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The campaigners, according to The Guardian, say using their taxes on war is an abuse of human rights, and equate their cause to conscientious objectors who refused to serve in the military during the world wars.

Lobbying for the right to withhold their taxes is being led by a group known as The Peace Tax seven, a mostly Quaker organisation, which claims the government is in breach of article 9 of the European human rights convention.

Article 9 is concerned with guaranteeing freedom of religious belief.

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