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Djibouti: Demonstrations organized by secondary school students in support of the teachers' strike and their treatment by the government (1998)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 April 1999
Citation / Document Symbol DJI31556.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Djibouti: Demonstrations organized by secondary school students in support of the teachers' strike and their treatment by the government (1998), 1 April 1999, DJI31556.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acbf60.html [accessed 21 October 2014]
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There are no reports of demonstrations organized by secondary school students in connection with a teachers' strike among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

However, it states in section 2. b. of 1998 Country Reports, that:

In December the police disrupted several hundred high school students who were protesting the termination of their stipends. Police used tear gas to disrupt the protest and reportedly beat some of the students.

The same source of information adds that:

Teacher's union members did not conduct street protests, and there were no reports of teachers being arrested for their union activity during 1997-98 school year.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1998. 1999. United States Department of State. Washington, DC.: United States Government Printing Office.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. 1998.

L'Autre Afrique [Paris]. June-December 1998.

Africa Research Bulletin [London]. 1998.

The Indian Ocean Newsletter [Paris]. 1998.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1998.

La Lettre hebdomadaire de la FIDH [Paris]. 1998.

Resource centre country file. Djibouti. 1998.

Electronic sources: Internet, LEXIS/NEXIS, World News Connection (WNC).

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