Information on who controls the Revolutionary Guard and the Komiteh, and on their reporting structure [IRN16102.E]

The attached excerpts from The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (Zabih 1988, 209-18) and from The Justice System of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Lawyers Committee for Human Rights 1993, 36-39) provide information on the above subject. In addition, please find attached Response to Information Request IRN14461 of 16 June 1993 on the 1991 merger of the police, the gendarmerie and the Komiteh (committees) into a single force called the Law Enforcement Force. Further information on this subject is contained in Response to Information Request IRN16103.E of 23 December 1993, which is available at your Regional Documentation Centre.

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.


Documentation, Information and Research Branch (DIRB), Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa. 16 June 1993. Response to Information Request IRN14461.

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. May 1993. The Justice System of the Islamic Republic of Iran. New York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, pp. 36-39.

Zabih, Sepehr. 1988. The Iranian Military in Revolution and War. London: Routledge, pp. 209-18.