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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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Afghanistan: Information on the targeting of Tajiks by Talibans in Badakhshan Province; general security situation

4 August 2011 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

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. 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

Uzbekistan: Treatment of ethnic Tajiks and the state protection available to them (2003-2005)

1 February 2006 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. On Herat generally, what is the general security situation and control by the government now? Are there independent assessments available to indicate whether the security situation at present is improving, stable or deteriorating? 2. Who is Ismail Khan and what is his current situation? Is there evidence of people being targeted for being involved in the death of Mirvais Sadigh? 3. What is the situation for Tajiks and for Shias in Herat generally? 4. With regard to Nahia-e-doo, Bazaar-e-Khosk, Herat Province, can you provide a map showing its location? 5. What is the ethnic composition in Nahia-e-doo, Bazaar-e-Khosk, Herat Province? 6. What is the security situation in Nahia-e-doo, Bazaar-e-Khosk, Herat Province, particularly for Tajik Shias, and what is the role of Seyad Mohammad Kherka? Is there any evidence that the Taliban, Sunnis or others would target: 7. people, particularly Shia, who had been in Australia and/or had applied for refugee status? 8. children of returnees who speak English, and that such children would have to attend "illegal Shia schools" and that they could not attend Sunni schools? 9. women who leave the house unaccompanied or their daughters? 10. returnees generally and are they considered to be wealthy and thus become targets of extortion

9 September 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: With regard to Koshal Khan, Mina, Kabul: 1. Can you indicate on a map where this is? 2. What is the general security situation and control there by the government now? Are there independent assessments available to indicate whether the security situation at present is improving, stable or deteriorating? 3. What is the situation there for a Tajik, in terms of harm from Pashtuns, Hazaras and Uzbeks? 4. Is there evidence of Tajiks attacking Tajiks who come from an educated family? 5. Is there evidence that those whose family members were Communists or associated with the Najibullah regime are still facing harm? If so, from whom? 6. Is there evidence that those who have lived in a Western country will be labelled as an infidel? 7. Please provide a brief update on the effectiveness of the Afghan army and police force, as well as information on the status of disarmament

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

Uzbekistan: The treatment of ethnic Tajiks and the state protection available to them (January 2000 - December 2000)

6 December 2000 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: Information on the treatment of Tajiks in Kabul by the Taleban in 1998 and on whether Tajiks could safely live in the northern areas of the country

1 July 1998 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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