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Egypt: 1. Would you be able to find the MINBUZA (Dept of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands) report on Christians in Egypt 2001, and later reports on Copts and forced conversion (if any) by the European refugee assessment bodies (ie Danish, Swedish, Norwegians etc)? 2. Also are you able to find any press reports by Dr Cornelis Hulsman who is a Dutch sociologist and lived in Cairo in the late 90's and reported on forced conversions. I note that there was an article written by Dr Hulsman in Middle East Times on 27 June 1999. 3. Are you able to find any others?

26 March 2007 | 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: Is it a tradition or a common occurrence in Egyptian society that pregnant women or women who have had babies live with their parents rather than their husbands?

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

Egypt: 1. What is the situation for homosexuals in Egypt? 2. Anything else you feel might be relevant

30 January 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information on the situation for Coptic Christians in Egypt in 2002. 2. Please provide info on the situation for Coptic Christians today. 3. Please provide information on Jamaa Islamia and its activities. 4. Does this group engage of discrimination/harassment of Christians? 5. Do the authorities provide protection to Christians?

11 September 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Information in research response EGY17596 suggests that Al Ghad was formed in 2004. Is there any evidence to suggest that the Al Ghad party existed in any form in 1995? 2. What is the current situation for members of Al Ghad? 3. Is there any evidence that Egyptian authorities monitor the activities of Egyptians overseas? 4. Is there any information on the availability of false documents in Egypt?

5 September 2006 | 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

Egypt: 1. An article from a website of "International Christian Concern" (persecution.org) entitled "Christian Captured and Threatened with Death after Trying to Leave Country" from "Barnabas Fund" Egypt, dated 2 December 2003 reported that the Christian husband of a Muslim convert to Christianity has been apprehended trying to leave Egypt. He was then held in the custody of a "notoriously cruel and vindictive security official". Is there any independent verification of this event? 2. Have similar events been verified as having occurred? 3. What are the difficulties faced by a couple in Egypt where the husband is Christian and the wife is a Christian convert from Islam? 4. Anything else of relevance

21 December 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Could you provide more details about an incident that happened in Alexandria on 15 October 2005 when Muslims protested outside a Coptic Church? 2. Could you provide details of the police response and the response if any of the government? 3. Please provide information on the response of the Coptic Church to the incident

14 November 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Could you please provide background, and names of leaders of the Wafed Party? 2. Could you please provide background, and names of leaders of the El Ghad Party? 3. What is the situation for the members of the El Ghad Party at present? 4. Could you please provide information on the background and current situation of Dr Nour? 5. Anything else you feel might be relevant

31 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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