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Iran: The procedure to assign a conscript to a specific department or unit; whether a conscript has a choice as to the department or unit in which he may serve; the consequences for a conscript who refuses to serve in a specific department or unit; the consequences for a conscript who requests a transfer to a different department or unit (January 2008 - April 2010)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Publication Date 6 May 2010
Citation / Document Symbol IRN103339.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Iran: The procedure to assign a conscript to a specific department or unit; whether a conscript has a choice as to the department or unit in which he may serve; the consequences for a conscript who refuses to serve in a specific department or unit; the consequences for a conscript who requests a transfer to a different department or unit (January 2008 - April 2010), 6 May 2010, IRN103339.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4dd24b8f2.html [accessed 28 August 2014]
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Information on the assignment of conscripts to military units or departments in Iran could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

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 for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Oral sources: Amnesty International in Toronto, the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS) in Washington DC, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran in New York, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) in Washington DC and War Resisters International in London did not respond to requests for information within the time constraints of this Response.

Internet sources, including: Al-Ahram Weekly, Amnesty International (AI), Bawaba, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), European Country of Origin Information Network (ecoi.net), Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme (FIDH), Freedom House, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC), Iran Daily, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, Middle East Forum, Middle East Online, Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), Pars Times, War Resisters International.

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