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Iranian draft dodgers with 10-year absence enjoy amnesty

Senior officer in charge of compulsory military service Brigadier Mousa Kamali said that the draft dodgers who have been absent from military service for 10 years are granted amnesty and they can get their card of exemption from the military service, IRNA reported from Tehran.

He said that those born in the Iranian year of 1354 or earlier and had been liable to compulsory military service until 1372 are exempted from liability for not applying for the military service.

Kamali said that the amnesty applies to almost 500,000 draft dodgers who are currently suffering from social deprivation, because of not having the military service card.

Iranians living abroad whose stay there is less than six years can pay rls 50 million to obtain exemption card from military service. But, those staying abroad for more than six years, will not be given exemption card, but, they are granted the right to visit Iran every year for three months.

Those who have undertaken services to the shipping organizations, airlines, the ministry of health and medical education and the judiciary after their university studies and did not honor their obligation, cannot benefit from the amnesty, Kamali said.

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