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Lebanon: 1. Can you please advise whether there is any recent evidence of the targeting of supporters of the Future Movement in northern Lebanon or in the rest of the country? 2. Please advise whether there is recent evidence of former members of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) being targeted for harm in Lebanon because of their activities while in military service. In particular, is there any evidence of members of the LAF who have fought against Fatah al Islam (FAI) or in and around the Palestinian refugee camps during 2006 and 2007 (or at any other time) being targeted for harm because of these activities?

14 May 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Are men born to Lebanese fathers entitled to Lebanese citizenship? 2. If yes, do they have a right to enter and reside in Lebanon without restriction? 3. Is there evidence that Syrian forces have managed to return anti-government critics to Syria and/or Lebanese forces would return anti-government critics to Syria? 4. Is there any evidence that the Syrian secret service is active in Australia? Or that any actions/views expressed in Australia would come to the attention of such services in Lebanon or Syria? 5. What are the chances of the Assad regime being toppled in the foreseeable future and if this happened what would be the risk for Shia Alawites?

26 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Lebanon: 1. Please provide an update on the treatment of Palestinians by both Lebanese and Palestinian forces in the Lebanese camps, in particular El Beddawi. 2. Please provide any information specifically dealing with the current interest of Lebanese security forces or Palestinian factions in Palestinian men in their 20s and 30s. 3. Please provide information about the current living conditions, social problems and difficulties in El Beddawi camp. 4. Please provide any information on the numbers of persons displaced from Nahr El Bared in 2007 and how many remain in other camps such as El Beddawi.

18 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Lebanon: 1. What is the penalty for desertion from the Lebanese military? 2. Is there anything to suggest that 1 year imprisonment is disproportionate or other than the norm? 3. Is there anything to suggest that the law for desertion is applied disproportionately or discriminately in some cases, for example based on religion or political views?

13 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Lebanon: 1. Please provide a general overview of the current structure and activities of Hezbollah. 2. Please provide a general overview of the current structure and activities of Fatah alIslam. 3. Please provide information on the beliefs, activities and reach of the al-Salafi group, purportedly based in Tripoli, Lebanon. 4. Is there any information to indicate whether taxi drivers or persons in other like occupations have been targeted for harm in Lebanon, particularly on suspicion of being informants? 5. Please provide information as to whether "rogue government officials" are influenced by armed militia in Lebanon. 6. Please provide information on whether militia groups are "more powerful and armed" than Lebanese security forces, and on the ability for Lebanese authorities to provide protection from harm by militia groups.

11 November 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Lebanon: 1. In what circumstances, if any, are Lebanese women who have been divorced by their husbands ostracised by their communities? 2. Are conservative Muslim women expected to remain in violent relationships in Lebanon? 3. Do Muslim women who experience domestic violence in Lebanon receive state protection?

4 November 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Lebanon: 1. Please provide some general background on the Future Movement and its role in the current Lebanese government. 2. Are any particular groups at risk of harm from pro-Syrian groups currently active in Lebanon, particularly in northern Lebanon? 3. Is state protection available for a Sunni Muslim belonging to the Future Movement?

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

Israel: 1. Are Arab Israeli-born women with prior family connections to the South Lebanon Army at risk of harm in south Lebanon at present? 2. Is Hezbollah known to be pressuring people in the south to co-operate with it in any way? If so, what types of people are being pressured, how does this manifest, and is there any information as to the consequences for those who do not co-operate? 3. Would the Lebanese government provide protection to such individuals? 4. Would relocation be an option to avoid harm (if any is apparent). 5. Is there a UN base or are there UN officials in or near Nakoura?

29 October 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Lebanon: 1. Please provide brief information about Fatah. 2. Please provide updated information about the activities of Fatah-al-Islam in the Nahr El Bared area and over Lebanon in general. 3. Is there any area in Lebanon where Fatah-al-Islam does not operate? 4. How effective are the authorities in dealing with Fatah-al-Islam?

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

Lebanon: 1. Please provide an update on 2008 material regarding any further reports of harm to Jehovah's Witnesses, particularly in Halba El Zwarib and Akkar. 2. Is there any independent evidence which supports the assertion of rising Sunni extremist activity in Halba El Zwarib and Akkar?

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

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