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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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Sri Lanka: Treatment of Tamil returnees to Sri Lanka, including failed refugee applicants; information on specific asylum cases, including the Tamil asylum-seeker boat that stopped in Togo, the return of Sri Lankan asylum seekers from Australia in 2012, and any cases of voluntary repatriation (August 2011-January 2013)

12 February 2013 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Sri Lanka : information sur le traitement réservé aux Tamouls qui retournent au Sri Lanka, y compris les demandeurs d'asile déboutés; information sur des cas particuliers de demandeurs d'asile, y compris les Tamouls qui se trouvaient à bord du bateau intercepté au Togo, le retour de Sri-Lankais qui ont demandé l'asile en Australie en 2012, et toutes les personnes qui sont retournées volontairement au Sri Lanka (août 2011-janvier 2013)

12 February 2013 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Will applying for asylum in Australia result in difficulties on return to Syria? Would asylum seekers be arrested and prosecuted for distributing false information about Syria? 2. Do Christians face systematic harm from Muslims in Syria, particularly Damascus? 3. Does the state provide protection to Christians if harmed by Muslims?

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

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide an update on the latest situation in Zimbabwe in respect to the treatment of MDC members and supporters by the ruling ZANU PF party members and militia. 2. Please provide background information on the Border Gezi and in particular its level of recruitment activity amongst school leavers in 2007, and its level of activity now. 3. Is there any information that doctors in Zimbabwe are afraid to treat MDC supporters? 4. Is there any information to support, or to rebut, the claim that family members would be punished for the political crimes of MDC activists whom the ZANU PF and militia accuse of being traitors to Zimbabwe? 5. Is there any information to suggest that returnees to Zimbabwe from Australia would be considered as people who have sent money to the MDC to continue its anti-government activities? 6. Is there any information that the ZANU PF would make accusations that family members of MDC activists came to Australia to receive military training? 7. Please provide information on whether ZANU PF target people who have left Zimbabwe for long periods of time and they consider such people traitors

18 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Pakistan: 1. Can you please provide me with information regarding the current situation for Shias in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. 2. Can Shias obtain effective state protection from any harm in these particular urban areas? 3. Do people who have studied in the West in countries such as Australia face any particular difficulties on return to Pakistan and areas such as Karachi, etc? 4. Are they targeted by extremist groups because of the potential influence the West may have had on them?

17 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Vietnam: 1. Are you aware of any monitoring activity by Vietnamese Embassies and Consulates of expatriate Vietnamese and Vietnamese citizens travelling or residing abroad? 2. How are Vietnamese citizens who have been involved in anti-regime activity overseas and who have been critical of the Vietnamese regime treated on return by the Government? Does this also apply to failed asylum seekers, and would the authorities? reaction be any different in these circumstances? 3. Are you aware of any reports of prosecution of returned asylum seekers by the Vietnamese authorities on the grounds that they sought asylum in Australia? 4. What is the current level of press censorship and freedom of speech in Vietnam? 5. What is the nature of the relationship between the press and Government in Vietnam? 6. How are people who have criticised the regime (for example, via internet or distribution of pamphlets) or have expressed anti-regime political views in Vietnam treated by the Government? 7. How are religious group leaders, who are perceived by the authorities as having become too political, treated by the authorities, e.g. Buddhist leaders, or other religious group leaders e.g. Protestant groups or those in so-called "home-based religions"? 8. Do local authorities at times act arbitrarily at the local level regardless of directions from the central authority?

24 March 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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