Title Syria: 1. Country Advice SYR39739 of 20 January 2012, states that that the Syrian government had recalled reservists in the wake of the Syrian uprising. However, this 2011 recall reportedly had mixed success with ‘credible evidence' suggesting that the regime was 'unable to call back more than 60 per cent of its reserves', according to a December 2011 report by Michael Weiss titled Safe Area for Syria: An Assessment of Legality, Logistics and Hazards. What were the reasons behind the government's inability to call back 60 per cent of its reserves? For example, were the reservists inaccessible or had they intentionally evaded the recall? 2. Is there any information to suggest that reservists have faced punishment or illtreatment for failing to respond to the government's recall of its reservists?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 21 February 2012
Country Syrian Arab Republic
Topics Armed forces / Military | Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription
Citation / Document Symbol SYR39963
Related Document Syria: 1. Please provide information on conscription and military service in Syria. 2. Is it likely that someone who has completed his military service is considered a reservist and has been called upon to serve in that capacity?
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Syria: 1. Country Advice SYR39739 of 20 January 2012, states that that the Syrian government had recalled reservists in the wake of the Syrian uprising. However, this 2011 recall reportedly had mixed success with ‘credible evidence' suggesting that the regime was 'unable to call back more than 60 per cent of its reserves', according to a December 2011 report by Michael Weiss titled Safe Area for Syria: An Assessment of Legality, Logistics and Hazards. What were the reasons behind the government's inability to call back 60 per cent of its reserves? For example, were the reservists inaccessible or had they intentionally evaded the recall? 2. Is there any information to suggest that reservists have faced punishment or illtreatment for failing to respond to the government's recall of its reservists?, 21 February 2012, SYR39963, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50f9368b2.html [accessed 23 September 2014]
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