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.
Their story, however, is in its own right, an interesting one that sheds light on the personalities and motives of those deserters and draft evaders who ended up in a neutral, non-NATO country opposed to the Vietnam War.
More recently, President Jimmy Carter pardoned hundreds of thousands of Vietnam draft evaders, including those who had not been charged or convicted.
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.
The new legislation sets annual quotas for drafting yeshiva students for military or national service, and mandates criminal penalties against draft evaders. However, the law doesn't entail complete Haredi conscription, instead calling for a gradual annual increase in the number of ultra-Orthodox 18-year-olds drafted, and still allowing for small numbers of exemptions until 2017.
He told AFP that the detainees were "draft evaders, deserters or common law criminals."
He told AFP that the detainees were "draft evaders, deserters or common law criminals." "To start with, there were 522 males aged 15 to 55 years being held for interrogation.
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.