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Iraq: 1. Please provide country information on the Shia/Sunni make up of Al Adel city (or district) in Baghdad. 2. Please provide country information on the extent of sectarian violence in Al Adel and surrounding cities. Please also include violence from Al Qaida (if known) in that area. 3. Please provide country information (including latest UNHCR advices) of whether professionals such as engineers are being targeted in Iraq and more particularly in Al Adel city. 4. Please provide country information of the adequacy of state protection through its police and security forces against sectarian violence and attacks on professionals, in Iraq and in Al Adel.

2 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Political Parties in India

March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Country Profiles

Vietnam: 1. What is the position concerning Catholics in Vietnam? Are they free to practise their religion? 2. Is there any information about land disputes between the Vietnamese Government and the Catholic Church? 3. What is known of participation by Vietnamese in World Youth Day events in Sydney in 2008? 4. Deleted. 5. What is known of the dissident Catholic priest, Father (Thadeus/Thaddeus) Nguyen Van Ly? 6. What was the process for World Youth Day pilgrims to obtain visas to attend World Youth Day in Australia in 2008?

1 March 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Please supply a map of Ghana showing Akim Ayirebi, Akim, Oda and the Jasikan District in the Volta Region. 2. Please provide an overview of Ghana's political and electoral system. Is it correct that the NPP were in power prior to elections in 2008 at which time the NDC came into power? Are there reports that the new government has introduced new financial loss laws since 2008? 4. Are there reports of widespread official corruption in Ghana?

28 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Malaysia: 1. Please provide any information on how anti-government bloggers are likely to be treated by the Malaysian authorities. 2. Deleted.

27 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Vietnam: 1. Is there information that would generally support, or not support, the assertion that the situation in Vietnam has become worse for homosexual men in recent years (say since 2007 when VNM32466 was prepared)? 2. Has there been any relevant change to Vietnamese law since VNM32466 was prepared? 3. Are there any reasonably up to date reports of discrimination, especially with regard to employment or other opportunities to earn a livelihood, against homosexuals in Vietnam? 4. Is there evidence of any variation with regard to the treatment of homosexuals between the north and south, or between provinces? 5. What are the general requirements for service in the Vietnamese army? To what extent, if any, does that depend on whether the person has tertiary qualifications? If tertiary qualifications can make a person exempt, does that include tertiary qualifications obtained outside Vietnam?

23 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide a brief description of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), including its political aims. Please provide an update since IND31339 on whether members of the TDP have recently been attacked in India, and in Andhra Pradesh in particular, and, if so, whether they have been attacked by members of the Congress Party or of the Reddy caste or ethnicity. 2. Please provide a brief description of the Khamma and Reddy castes or ethnicities. Please provide any recent evidence of members of the Khamma caste being harmed or attacked by members of the Reddy caste or members of the Congress Party in India and in Andhra Pradesh in particular.

22 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Country Advice SYR39739 of 20 January 2012, states that that the Syrian government had recalled reservists in the wake of the Syrian uprising. However, this 2011 recall reportedly had mixed success with ‘credible evidence' suggesting that the regime was 'unable to call back more than 60 per cent of its reserves', according to a December 2011 report by Michael Weiss titled Safe Area for Syria: An Assessment of Legality, Logistics and Hazards. What were the reasons behind the government's inability to call back 60 per cent of its reserves? For example, were the reservists inaccessible or had they intentionally evaded the recall? 2. Is there any information to suggest that reservists have faced punishment or illtreatment for failing to respond to the government's recall of its reservists?

21 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Brazil: 1. Is the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) still active in Brazil? 2. Deleted. 3. Is there any information regarding the capacity of the authorities to protect those who are under threat from the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) or other criminal gangs?

21 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. Deleted. 2. What was the security situation in Guohan Yuan, Urumqi in September 2009; for example, was it safe to walk around and was there a large police presence? 3. Deleted. 4. Are there any reports of Uighurs holding prominent positions in the PSB in Xingjian? If yes, are they expected to a) become members of the Chinese Communist Party and b) assimilate into Han Chinese culture? 5. Are there any indications that prominent Uighurs are not subject to the same level of social and government harassment as ordinary Uighurs? 6. Deleted. 7. Please provide general background information on Uighur culture and also on how males and females actually practice their religion.

17 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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