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RRT Case No. 1215348

2 January 2013 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1104075

28 September 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide a demography of Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif, especially the Tajik population, and whether they have any particular profile. 2. Please provide a demography of Mazar-e-Sharif, especially the Tajik population, and whether they have any particular profile. 3. Is there any updated information on whether the Taliban are targeting Tajiks in Kabul? 4. Is there any updated information on whether the Taliban are targeting Tajiks in Mazar-e-Sharif? 5. Is there any information on the position of Tajiks (particularly wealthy Tajiks) in Kabul and their access to State protection if needed?

2 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Are there recent reports of people working for NGOs or the UN being attacked by the Taliban or other fundamentalist groups in Kabul or elsewhere? 2. Are there any reports of family members of such people being attacked? 3. To what extent are people who work for the Afghan government targeted by the Taliban in Kabul or other places? 4. Are there any reports of the targeting of close family members of such people? 5. Are there any reports of people in Afghanistan having been targeted for having close relatives in foreign countries? 6. To what extent does the Taliban carry out attacks against civilians in Kabul? 7. To what extent does the Afghan state provide protection against attacks by the Taliban or other fundamentalist groups in Kabul? 8. What is the current situation vis-à-vis state protection in Kandahar?

7 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 1000358

30 April 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide recent information on Jaghouri district in general, but also with reference to ethnic make-up, Taliban presence, political governance and economic circumstances. 2. Please provide information on targeting of transport drivers in Afghanistan. 3. Please provide information on state protection. 4. Please provide an assessment of the report: Dorronsoro, Gilles 2009, The Taliban's Winning Strategy in Afghanistan, June, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington.

28 April 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide information about whether in 1989 or 1990 there was trouble in Afghanistan whereby Hazaras were being killed by the Pushtuns, Tajiks and Uzbeks? 2. Is there evidence to confirm Afghan Hazaras escaped to Pakistan around this time? 3. Please provide further information about property disputes in Afghanistan back to the 1980's. 4. Please provide information on the treatment or protection of illegal Afghan Hazara Shia Muslim refugees, especially those who moved into Pakistan around 1989 or 1990, by the Pakistani authorities. Is the treatment of those who moved then any different to the treatment of those who moved more recently? 5. Please provide information about the Wahabis and Sunni Muslims and the Baloch targeting the Hazaras in Pakistan. 6. Is there information indicating that Hazara people in Quetta are unable to go out freely at night or that they are found dead in the streets? 7. Please provide information on the treatment of the Hazaras of the Shia Muslim religion in Afghanistan and whether they face serious harm in Afghanistan. 8. Please provide information on whether the authorities in Afghanistan, most of whom are not Hazara, can actually protect Hazaras.

15 April 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. In which areas of Afghanistan are the Taliban currently active, in particular in Jaghori or nearby? 2. How far away is Angori from the nearest Pushtun areas? 3. Which political party or group currently controls Jaghori, in particular the Angori region? 4. Please briefly describe the background to the formation and current status of the Wahdat and Harakat parties. If Wahdat is in control, do its members target Harakat members? 5. What is the current situation in the Angori region of Jaghori for people who are members of the Harakat party? 6. What is the latest country information on the treatment of Westernised returnees to Afghanistan? 7. Is there any evidence that a Shia Muslim who no longer believes in religion would face harm in Afghanistan generally, and in the Angori region of Jaghori and in Kabul in particular? 8. Is the Taliban currently active in Kabul? Does the Taliban or any other group currently target adversely Hazaras in Kabul? Please detail. 9. Is there any effective state protection in Afghanistan generally and in Kabul in particular? 10. Is there any information regarding the prospects of an unsuccessful asylum seeker obtaining employment in Kabul?

7 June 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Which group or party is effectively in control of it (I am particularly interested in knowing what sway the Taliban have in that area)? 2. What is their known or likely attitude to Hazaras/Shi'a Muslims? 3. What is their known or likely attitude to westernised young returnees? 4. If a Hazara needed to seek protection from the state (eg local police/security forces), is there any evidence that that protection might be refused at present? If so why? 5. Are family members of people who supported the Sepah faction of Hezb-e-Wahdat at risk from any source locally? 6. What is the current situation in Kabul in terms of safety and general ability to find work/accommodation security for a young Hazara returnee without family support?

8 December 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Can you provide any information about the current or recent situation in Char Bagh, which used to be in Shibarghan district of Jawzjan province but, from the AIMS maps, is now in Sar-e Pol district of Sar-e Pol province? Can you confirm or otherwise the claim that most of the Hazaras there (it was mainly a Hazara village) have been driven out by Tajiks, Uzbeks and Pashtuns from neighbouring areas, because they're Hazara and Shi'a and/or no protection is given to them because of their ethnicity and religion? 2. Please provide recent information on the control and security situation in Sar-e Pol province generally. 3. Please provide recent information on the control and security situation in Sar-e Pol district. 4. Please provide recent information on the situation of Hazaras in Sar-e Pol district and province now. 5. Please provide any evidence of experiences of Hazaras who have returned to Sar-e Pol district or province

23 August 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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