IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Autor)
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
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.