Penalty for desertion, legally and in practice. [AFG9965]

As indicated in our telephone conversation, the IRBDC has no information on military conditions in Afghanistan that is more recent than the information found in the Asia Watch Report of February 1991 which you have already consulted. Although there is no definite information on the present penalty for desertion, you may find the information on the following pages to be helpful: 25-26; 41; 56-60.