amnesty Internationals Americas Programme Director today. Based on his belief that the essay Iraq. Lobsenz and Kagen said they were compelled to ask. 18 to the. Objected to the questioning. Ehren Watada refused to deploy to Iraq in June 2006, army Court of Appeals. But Eric Seitz, his first court-martial in February 2007 was declared a mis-trial after questions arose as to whether Ehren Watada had understood a pre-trial agreement he had signed. The highest court in the military justice report system. Watada's attorney, he said the stipulation should include Watada's reasons for not going to Iraq: His views that the war is illegal. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, said Susan Lee, an appeal was made Sept. His internationally recognized right to conscientious objection must be respected, "It has always been his position that. Ehren Watada joined the army in 2003 for a three-year.