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Suriname: Treatment a former serviceman in the Suriname Army would receive for deserting and fleeing the country in 1987 (1998)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 December 1998
Citation / Document Symbol SUR30451.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Suriname: Treatment a former serviceman in the Suriname Army would receive for deserting and fleeing the country in 1987 (1998), 1 December 1998, SUR30451.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab2c48.html [accessed 26 December 2014]
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Please refer to the attachments for the relevant sections of the Surinam military penal code and sections 96 and 97 of the Suriname penal code, translated from the original Dutch. These sections were provided by a Surinamese Attorney at Law who has served as a public prosecutor for a number of years and has handled several military cases.

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.

References

Attorney at Law, Paramarido Suriname. 12 November 1998. Telephone interview.

Attachments

Public Works and Government Services Canada, Translation Bureau. 23 November 1998. Translation from Dutch to English. Suriname. n.d. Military Penal Code; Sections 34-36 & 72-78.

Public Works and Government Services Canada, Translation Bureau. 23 November 1998. Translation from Dutch to English . Suriname. n.d. Penal Code; Sections 96 & 97.

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