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Chad: Dady Hassan Guero and Idriss Hassan Guero, including their position in the public domain, their place of residence, their place of business, and the treatment of their family members by the authorities

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Publication Date 10 April 2012
Citation / Document Symbol TCD104048.FE
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Information on Dady Hassan Guero (a.k.a. Daby Hassane Guéro) and Idriss Hassan Guero (a.k.a. Idriss Hassane Guero) was scarce among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

In a 15 April 2008 article, Agence France-Presse (AFP) identified Dady Hassan Guero as [translation] "a leader" of the delegation of the Rally of Forces for Change (Rassemblement des forces pour le changement, RFC), a Chadian rebel group involved in peace talks with the government of Chad, which took place in Tripoli in April 2008. However, AFP did not identify Dady Hassan Guero's position in the RFC. Additional information on this subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

In January 2008, Idriss Hassan Guero was named colonel of the RFC; he was reportedly appointed second assistant of the unified command of rebel movements operating in eastern Chad, which was established in January 2008 and which consists of the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (Union des Forces pour la Démocratie et le Développement, UFDD), the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development-Fundamental (Union des Forces pour la Démocratie et le Développement-Fondamental, UFDDF or UFDD/Fondamental) and the RFC (Tchadactuel 1 Jan. 2008; APA 2 Jan. 2008). The military command unification agreement was signed in December 2007 by the leaders of the three movements-General Mahamat Nouri of the UFDD, Abdelwahid Aboud Mackaye of the UFDDF, and Timane Erdimi of the RFC (AU 18 Feb. 2008, 4; see also Lique 29 Dec. 2008). According to the African Union (AU), the goal of this alliance was to "oust President Déby" (18 Feb. 2008, 4). Information on whether the unified military command of these three rebel movements is still operating could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Information on whether Dady Hassan Guero and Idriss Hassan Guero are still RFC members or information on their place of residence and the treatment of their family members by the authorities 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.

References

African Union (AU). 18 February 2008. Conseil de paix et de sécurité 110ème réunion. Rapport du président de la Commission sur la situation au Tchad. [Accessed 4 Apr. 2012]

Agence France-Presse (AFP). 15 April 2008. "Contacts à Tripoli entre le Tchad et les rebelles du RFC." (Tchadactuel) &lth http://www.tchadactuel.com/?p=1773> [Accessed: 3 Apr. 2012]

Agence de presse africaine (APA). 2 January 2008. "Les principaux mouvements rebelles tchadiens unissent leurs forces." [Accessed 4 Apr. 2012]

Lique, René-Jacques. 29 December 2008. "Le Tchad, champion du monde des mouvements rebelles." (Tchadonline) [Accessed 4 Apr. 2012]

Tchadactuel. 1 January 2008. "Les rebelles de l'Est du Tchad franchissent les premiers pas pour une unification des forces - rébellion." [Accessed 3 Apr. 2012]

Additional Sources Consulted

Oral sources: Attempts to reach representatives of the following organizations were unsuccessful: Afrik.com, Afrique-Express, Agence tchadienne de presse, Armed Resistance Against Anti-Democratic Forces, Association française des volontaires du progrès, Association pour la promotion des libertés fondamentales au Tchad, Association tchadienne pour la promotion et la défense des droits de l'homme, Centre d'études et de recherches internationales, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Ialtchad presse, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Ligue tchadienne des droits de l'homme, Maison des médias du Tchad, N'Djaména Hebdo, NotreTemps, L'Observateur, Le Progrès, Sud Échos, Tchad et Culture, Tchad-Solidarité-France, Le Temps, United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), University of N'Djamena, La Voix.

Publications: The Europa World Year Book 2010; Political Handbook of the World 2010.

Internet sources, including: Africa Action; Africare; Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project; Africatime; Afrik.com; Afrique-Express; Afrique magazine; Les Afriques; Afrol News; Agence française de développement; Agence tchadienne de presse; AllAfrica.com; Amnesty International; British Broadcasting Corporation; Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid; Centre d'études et de formation pour le développement; Centre d'études et de recherches internationales; Centre d'informations et de liaison des organisations non gouvernementales; Courrier international; European Research Council; European Union-EUFOR Tchad/RCA; Factiva; Le Figaro; Freedom House; Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces; Human Rights Watch; Ialtchad presse; Integrated Regional Information Networks; International Commitee of the Red Cross; International Crisis Group; International Federation for Human Rights; International Organization of la Francophonie; Jeune Afrique; Journal du Tchad; Maison des médias du Tchad; Le Monde; Mouvement d'action pour la démocratie et la paix; N'Djaména Hebdo; Le Nouvel Observateur; PanaPress; Radio France internationale; RCN justice et démocratie; Reporters sans frontières; Reuters; Senego; Small Army Survey; Tchad nouveau; Tchadien.com; Le Temps; Université de Montréal-Réseau francophone de recherche sur les opérations de paix; University of California at Charlotte-African American Studies; University of Minnesota-Human Rights Library; University of N'Djamena; United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad; United Nations Security Council; Voice of America; World Organization Against Torture.

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