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Egypt: 1. Do authorities in Egypt target homosexuals? 2. Does this involve raids on private residences? 3. Do any extremist groups or other non-state actors target homosexuals? 4. What will the January ‘revolution' mean for the targeting of homosexuals? 5. Are there any places in Egypt where gays can live openly, without fear of targeting? 6. Are there gay haunts in Egypt where gays can meet and interact with each other without fear of violence?

1 July 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information about how marriages between Coptic Orthodox and other Christian denominations are viewed generally; also marriages between a Copt and a foreigner. 2. Are marriages recognised by the Coptic Church? If not, what are the legal consequences of this lack of recognition? 3. Is there any evidence of honour killings being carried out in Upper Egypt in d circumstances where a male marries without his family's consent when a marriage has already been arranged for him? 4. Would the police provide protection in such circumstances?

22 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information relating to Coptic Christian monasteries located in and around Aswan, as well as monasteries located to the west of Cairo, in the region between Cairo and the border with Libya. 2. Please provide updated information on the treatment of Coptic Christians within Egypt generally, including by the police as well as by the Muslim population generally. 3. Please provide general information on Coptic Christianity, including its main tenets, practices and beliefs. 4. Please provide information on whether a person released on bail for crimes relating to kidnapping, religious conversion and insulting Islam, would have difficulty departing the country.

28 January 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information on the Kifaya Movement and the treatment of known supporters of this movement in Egypt.

24 August 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information on lesbian clubs/venues in Alexandria, and any information on resources/facilities for lesbians including websites in Alexandria and Egypt. 2. Is lesbian activity illegal? 3. Are lesbians mistreated by police and other authorities? 4. Are lesbians subjected to serious social/family discrimination/harassment?

7 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Is there any evidence that state protection is withheld by the Egyptian police or other authorities for Coptic Christians, especially those living in the Upper Volta area in Egypt?

18 August 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. How far is Kana from Cairo? 2. Is there any information on the work of the police in Kana? 3. Do members of the police force stamp passports in Cairo? 4. How far is Domiat from Cairo? 5. Is it possible to find out how many police stations there are in Domiat? 6. The address of the police station in Domiat? 7. The number of police officers in Domiat?

15 March 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Is there evidence that in recent years individual Muslim extremists and members of extremist Muslim groups have harmed Christians or tried to convert them to Islam? 2. If so, do the police or Egyptian authorities act to protect Christians? Is there evidence that in recent years the Egyptian police have failed to respond to alleged victims of crime/harassment because: 3. the alleged victim is Christian, 4. the alleged perpetrator is Muslim, 5. the crime is the alleged indecent/sexual assault of Christian woman/girl by a Muslim man? 6. Is it considered shameful in Egyptian Coptic culture for woman/girl to go to a police station (to report an alleged crime)? 7. Are the "Secret Police" in Egypt called the "Amen E Dowal" and do they deal with issues between Christians and Muslims? 8. If so, do they treat Muslims and Christians differently? 9. Can Muslims set up a mosque on privately owned land in Egypt and does the owner of the land then lose ownership of that land? 10. Is there evidence that in recent years it has become commonplace for Coptic Christians to be verbally abused by Muslims including police for reasons of their religion (for example, called a stupid unbeliever)? 11. Is there evidence that in recent years government audit officers have targeted Christian business owners and improperly issued fines and confiscated their stock? 12. Does the Coptic Christian religion forbid Coptic Christians from taking oaths? 13. Is Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman the leader of Gamma Islami in Egypt, and has he or someone connected with that group recently issued a fatwa against Christians? 14. Would the reputation of a Coptic Christian girl who was molested in public be affected and her ability to marry within the Coptic community reduced?

31 March 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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