IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
Sources consulted by the Research
Directorate, including the Embassy of Sudan in Ottawa and the War
Resisters' International were unable to provide any current
information on the penalty for desertion. However, SDN4218.E of 15
March 1990 may be of interest.
An official in charge of the national
service declared that Sudan would set up a special tribunal for
young deserters (AFP 12 June 1998). Citing an independent
newspaper, a 5 September 1996 AP article states that men who avoid
doing their national military service would be denied a work
This Response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the Research Directorate 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. Please find below the
list of additional sources consulted in researching this
Agence France Presse (AFP). 12 June
1998. "Tribunal special pour les deserteurs." (NEXIS)
Associated Press (AP). 5 September 1996.
"Government Orders Youth to Sign Up for Military Service."
Additional Sources Consulted
Africa Confidential [London].
Africa Research Bulletin: Political,
Social and Cultural Series [Cambridge]. 1992- June 1998.
Sudan Democratic Gazette
[London]. January - June 1998.
Resource Centre country file. Sudan
West Africa [London]. 1993- May
Electronic sources: IRB Databases,
LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, World News Connection (WNC).
Oral sources :
Embassy of Sudan, Ottawa.
War Resisters' International