The DIRB was unable to locate currently
available information on whether the Soviet Union granted
protection to former members of the Najibullah regime. Attached
please find four reports on the whereabouts of Najibullah following
This response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the DIRB with 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.
AFP [Hong Kong in English]. 18 March
1993. "Najibullah Said Afflicted by Kidney Ailment."
(FBIS-NES-93-052 19 March 1993, p. 51.)
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat [London in Arabic]. 25
February 1993. "'Informed Sources': Najibullah Has Fled Kabul."
(FBIS-NES-26 February 1993, p. 36)
Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran
[Tehran in Persian]. 23 August 1992. "UN Asked to Surrender
Najibollah for Trial." (FBIS-NES-92-164 24 August 1992, p. 45)
_____. 3 August 1992. "Surrender, Trial
of Najibollah Under Negotiation." (FBIS-NES-92-149 3 August 1992,