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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Gambia: The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), and the treatment of people and NGOs who oppose the practice, as well as the state protection provided to victims and to people who oppose the practice (2010-July 2013)

1 August 2013 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka: Changes to the emergency regulations and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (August-September 2011)

29 September 2011 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka : information sur les changements apportés au règlement sur les mesures d'urgence (Emergency Regulations) et à la loi sur la prévention du terrorisme (Prevention of Terrorism Act - PTA) (août-septembre 2011)

29 September 2011 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. To what extent have Methodists, and in particular ordinary Methodists, been targeted by the current regime in Fiji?

9 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: Please provide an assessment on the situation of homosexuals in Fiji dealing with public acceptance, legal framework, military treatment of and state protection for homosexuals. Please also obtain an assessment from an expert on: whether the situation of homosexuals in Fiji has changed since the introduction of the Public Emergency Regulations (PER) and the abrogation of the Constitution in April 2009? Whether there is, for example, any evidence that the military are targeting homosexuals by way of intimidation or detention?

1 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Is it still the case that while some lawyers, journalists and political activists are harassed by authorities, ordinary citizens and even members of SDL and other regime-opposing organisations are not being abused by the authorities? 2. Is any evidence of Seventh Day Adventists being abused by the authorities or having their freedoms curtailed?

22 June 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide an overview of the events leading to the most recent general election held in Bangladesh, the election results, and any significant events following the election. 2. Please provide information on the current state of the two parties (BNP and AL), and the manner in which their respective candidates, members, and supporters conducted themselves in the 2 year period prior to the election, during the election, and the immediate aftermath of the election. Is there any information to indicate that BNP members and supporters have recently been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League; is the situation likely to be different in cases of high profile BNP members? 3. Is there any information to indicate that BNP members and supporters have recently been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by the police or security forces; is the situation likely to be different in cases of high profile BNP members? 4. Please provide information on the recent situation in Dhaka for BNP members and supporters. 5. Has the nature and the level of political violence in Bangladesh changed? 6. Is there any information to suggest that false charges filed against political activists of one party by another party prior to the emergency rule are likely to have survived the political changes in Bangladesh over the last two years? 7. Is there any information to suggest that cases filed against a BNP activist filed prior to 2001 are likely to be pursued by the newly elected AL government or any of its organs?

19 January 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide any reports of violence directed against Hindus in the Khulna region since the State of Emergency in January 2007?

6 February 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Is relocation to Dhaka an option for people who fear harassment or violence in their local community? What social or other impediments might there be to relocating from rural to urban areas? 2. Is relocating from one rural area to another rural area an option? What social or other impediments might there be to such a move? 3. Under the current emergency situation, have there been restrictions or otherwise on freedom of movement within Bangladesh? Is this likely to change in the near future?

11 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Nepal: 1. Are there reports of people, including evangelical Christians, being prosecuted for proselytising? What was their fate? 2. Are there reports of Hindus who have converted to evangelical Christianity facing social ostracism? Have there been reports of violence? 3. Have the authorities become involved in such situations? 4. Are there reports of the Maoists targeting Christians? Have they been harmed? 5. Are there parts of Nepal, particularly Kathmandu, where Christians can safely practice their faith and reside? 6. Are there reports of Christian women being harmed in prison or by police and the military? 7. Is there any evidence the King opposes Christianity? 8. What evangelical Christian groups currently operate in Nepal? Have they reported they have suffered harm? 9. Anything else you feel might be relevant

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

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