Afghanistan: Information on the communist party and its present strength and activities, particularly in the areas controlled by Dostam
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||AFG22836.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Afghanistan: Information on the communist party and its present strength and activities, particularly in the areas controlled by Dostam, 1 January 1996, AFG22836.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab8e0.html [accessed 23 September 2014]|
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Information on the communist party in Afghanistan could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.
However, general information on the present situation of communists in Afghanistan can be found in the "transcript of a presentation on Afghanistan to IRB Members and RHOs" [supplied title] by Mr. Shafiq Jasar, Executive Director of the Afghan Association of Ontario, on 26 July 1995. This transcript is available at Regional Documentation Centres. The two attachments briefly mention communists.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB 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.
Libération [Paris]. 1 November 1995. "Afghanistan: Les ex-communistes menacent de s'allier aux taliban," p. 8.
Radio Afghanistan [Kabul, in Dari]. 10 October 1995. "Internal Affairs; Border Affairs Minister Labels Taleban 'Mercenary Group'." (BBC Summary 12 Oct. 1995/NEXIS)
Additional Sources Consulted
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