draft evader

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Noun1.draft evader - someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
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If convicted, a draft evader faced a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to five years in prison.
Prior to the spring of 1969, draft evaders found it much easier to enter the country than other Americans who were deserters from the military.
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
Activists said they fear that 400 men, including rebels and draft evaders from besieged Homs who had recently surrendered to the authorities, may be held indefinitely.
Among them are 47 draft evaders and nine deserters.
Of course, he ignored the fact that draft evaders can be sent to prison and that might impact the willingness to show up for service.
In July of 1864, a Union lieutenant confronting draft evaders was shot; this prompted a military intervention in the northern townships, and the arrest of more than one hundred men.