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Fiji: 1. Please provide information on the current military regime's attitude towards and treatment of the Methodist Church in Fiji. 2. Are ordinary members of the Methodist Church able to practice their religion without interference? 3. Do ordinary members of the Methodist Church in Fiji face any discrimination in access to employment? 4. Are there any reports of Methodist youth leaders being harmed in Fiji? 5. What is the New Methodist Church? When was it founded and what relationship does it have with the mainstream Methodist Church? 6. Deleted. 7. Deleted. 8. Please provide current information on media and press freedom in Fiji. What restrictions on reporting have been imposed by the military regime? 9. Are local and international NGOs able to operate in Fiji currently? Do they face any restrictions on their activities? 10. Please provide brief information on what role Col Baledrokadroka played in the Fijian Army and what relationship he had with Commodore/PM Frank Bainimarama. What was the nature of their disagreement? 11. Deleted. 12. Does Fiji maintain a watch list and is there any information concerning whether individuals of interest to the Fijian authorities would be prevented from leaving the country? 13. Please provide information on the treatment of failed asylum seekers. 14. Is there any information concerning whether the Fijian authorities take any interest in the activities of Fijians outside the country, especially any political activity engaged in by Fijians abroad. Would they be the subject of particular interest or treated differently upon return?

21 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide information on a government law or policy to retrench government employees over 55 years of age. 2. Is the private sector following this policy as well? 3. Please provide any information on the Fiji health system and whether there would be adequate care for a person with heart disease.

13 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please advise if there is any information on protests held in 2008 and whether Methodist Church leaders were arrested as a result. 2. Please advise whether any Methodist Church leaders were arrested at the beginning of 2009, or if it happened in May 2009. 3. Please advise whether there is any information on members of congregations being arrested who were involved in protests, not just church leaders. 4. Deleted. 5. Deleted.

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

Proposed Fiji media law threatens journalists with jail

13 April 2010 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country News

Fiji's draft media decree threatens long-term restrictions

7 April 2010 | Publisher: Committee to Protect Journalists | Document type: Country News

Fiji: 1. Please give a general description of the current relationship between the Interim Government and the Methodist Church and its impact on the lives of Fijian Methodists. 2. What restrictions, if any, are placed on ordinary members of the Methodist Church? 3. Would a family member of a local church steward be at any greater risk of harm than any other ordinary member of the church? 4. Would a Minister in the Methodist Church of Fiji ever refer to himself as the ‘Chief Priest' of a ‘Church Circuit'?

31 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Please provide information on an organisation in Australia known as the Fiji Democracy Movement or the Fiji Movement for Democracy, including information on its activities and its office holders.

26 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Fiji: 1. Where is the village of Mokani?

25 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review : Fiji

23 March 2010 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Council | Document type: Country Reports

Fiji: 1. Deleted. 2. Please provide updated information on those who speak out against the regime, particularly SDL members. Is there any information on detention after dissemination of political material by email?

12 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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