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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It had been reported in the past that the German authorities rejected Trump's petition stating that he emigrated from Germany in order to avoid military service and was considered a draft evader.
I'm not a draft evader," declares one African-American draftee on reaching Canada.
If convicted, a draft evader faced a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to five years in prison.
1977 - US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
The first official act of the new president was to grant unconditional pardon to draft evaders from the Vietnam War.
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.
The new legislation sets annual quotas for drafting yeshiva students for military or national service, and mandates criminal penalties against draft evaders.
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.