Chad: Whether family members of persons arrested as members of, or sympathetic to, rebel groups are informed of the arrest and location of detention
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 May 1999|
|Citation / Document Symbol||TCD31609.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Chad: Whether family members of persons arrested as members of, or sympathetic to, rebel groups are informed of the arrest and location of detention, 1 May 1999, TCD31609.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac2f64.html [accessed 22 May 2013]|
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A representative of Tchad-Solidarités-France stated in a 28 April 1999 telephone interview that family members are not normally informed by Chadian authorities when rebels, or sympathizers, are arrested. However, he stated that the families do often determine that their relations have been arrested and where they are detained, typically by making inquiries at local police stations or though informal communication networks.
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 sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Tchad-Solidarités-France, Bully-les-Mines, France. 28 April 1999. Telephone interview with representative.
Additional Sources Consulted
Africa Confidential. [London]. July 1998 - March 1999.
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [Oxford]. July - December 1998.
Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1998.
Resource Centre. Chad country file. July 1998 - April 1999.
_____. Chad: Amnesty International country file. May 1998 - April 1999.
West Africa [London]. July 1998 - March 1999.
Electronic sources: IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).
Two non-documentary sources contacted did not provide information on the requested subject.