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Defection and repatriation of defectors, Cuba; refugee claims from Cuba and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) since January 1, 1989; more information on Cuba (in addition to that sent on March 10)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 March 1989
Citation / Document Symbol CUB0477
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Defection and repatriation of defectors, Cuba; refugee claims from Cuba and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) since January 1, 1989; more information on Cuba (in addition to that sent on March 10), 1 March 1989, CUB0477, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab5c18.html [accessed 17 September 2014]
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Concerning the defection and repatriation of Cuban defectors, as well as cases in the GDR, the following documents are attached:

-Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1987, (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of State, 1988), pp. 450-451.

-The Imprisonment of Persons Seeking to Leave a Country or to Return to their Own Country, (London: Amnesty International, 1986), pp. 7-10.

 The numbers of refugee claimants from Cuba and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from January 1 to March 27, 1989 are as follows:1

-German Democratic Republic: One (1) claim, found without credible basis.

                -Cuba: Eight (8) claims, five (5) of them found with credible basis, others without initial decision as of March 27.

         1. Information provided by Refugee Affairs, Ottawa.

For information on Cuba, in addition to the documents sent on March 10, 1989, as well as information on the GDR, the following documents are attached:

-Border and Territorial Disputes, (London: Longman, 1988), pp. 29-44, 417-420.

-Trade Unions of the World, (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1988), pp. 104-106, 160-163.

-Revolutionary and Dissident Movements, (London: Longman, 1988), pp. 67-69, 123-124.

-Amnesty International Report 1988, (London: Amnesty International, 1988), pp. 201-203.

-Freedom in the World, (Washington, D.C.: Freedom House, 1988), pp. 298-299, 314-315.

-World Human Rights Guide, (London: The Economist, 1988), pp. 69-71, 98-100.

-Yearbook on International Communist Affairs 1988, (California: Hoover Institution Press, 1988), pp. 64-70, 265-275.

-The Europa Yearbook 1988, (London: Europa Publications, 1988), pp. 1131-1135, 1140-1152.

-Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1987, (Washington, D.C.: Department of State, 1988), pp. 913-921.

-Critique (Review of the DoS Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1987), (Washington, D.C.: Human Rights Watch/Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 1988), pp. 36-37.

 For additional information on the German Democratic Republic, the table of contents and Conclusion section of the most recent publication available at present at the IRBDC, Ottawa, is enclosed, German Democratic Republic: Sweeping Laws-Secret Justice, (London: Amnesty International, January 1989), 73 pages); if not locally available, sections of interest can be reproduced and sent upon request.

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