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Sudan: Please provide information on how Sudanese of Arab ethnicities are affected by the recent upsurge in inter-communal violence in/around Katalya, South Darfur (specifically Beni Halba or Gimr).

22 October 2013 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: COI Compilation covering incidents of violence from March 2013 to Present in Diyala, Anbar, and Babylon, including the locations within these Governorates in which there have been incidents of bombings and the demographic makeup (religious makeup) of these areas.

26 September 2013 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: COI Compilation covering incidents of sectarian violence from March 2013 to Present in Baghdad, including the neighborhoods within Baghdad in which there have been incidents of bombings and the demographic makeup (religious makeup) of these neighborhoods

20 September 2013 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Cameroon: (1) Regions where Traditional Heads maintain strong authority over the population. (2) Relationships between the Government and local Traditional Heads (whether an individual may be arbitrarily arrested and/ or detained by the authorities for personal motivations held by Traditional Heads, and whether there are any legal protective measures which are effective from which a person can benefit), such as: -What is the relationship between local Traditional Heads and the central/local Government and the judiciary? -What type of power or authority, local traditional heads have; i.e. can they be linked to local authorities; do they have (official or unofficial) authority to order police to arrest individuals and/or have prosecutors try individuals in court, and if so, would the federal authorities intervene (for example if the traditional head manipulates the authorities to arrest, falsely charge try individuals in trails which lack due process guarantees) -Can the local traditional heads exert their power beyond their own/ local areas, for example to the capital city? (3) In the event a power struggle among Traditional Heads, including a fight to take over the Traditional Headship, occurs in particular regions, whether the central/ regional Government would be able to exert control, including through administrative regulations, legislative activities and/or exercise of judicial/police authority. In other words, can the federal or local authorities protect an individual from threats by non-state agents who want to take over the role? Would the Traditional Head themselves be able to protect an individual appointed as the next Traditional Head from non-state agents wanting to take over the role?

15 July 2013 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: (1) Regions where Traditional Heads maintain strong authority over the population. (2) Relationships between the Government and local Traditional Heads (whether an individual may be arbitrarily arrested and/ or detained by the authorities for personal motivations held by Traditional Heads, and whether there are any legal protective measures which are effective from which a person can benefit), such as: -What is the relationship between local Traditional Heads and the central/local Government and the judiciary? -What type of power or authority, local traditional heads have; i.e. can they be linked to local authorities; do they have (official or unofficial) authority to order police to arrest individuals and/or have prosecutors try individuals in court, and if so, would the federal authorities intervene (for example if the traditional head manipulates the authorities to arrest, falsely charge try individuals in trails which lack due process guarantees) -Can the local traditional heads exert their power beyond their own/ local areas, for example to the capital city? (3) In the event a power struggle among Traditional Heads, including a fight to take over the Traditional Headship, occurs in particular regions, whether the central/ regional Government would be able to exert control, including through administrative regulations, legislative activities and/or exercise of judicial/police authority. In other words, can the federal or local authorities protect an individual from threats by non-state agents who want to take over the role? Would the Traditional Head themselves be able to protect an individual appointed as the next Traditional Head from non-state agents wanting to take over the role?

15 July 2013 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Nigeria: (1) Regions where Traditional Heads maintain strong authority over the population. (2) Relationships between the Government and local Traditional Heads (whether an individual may be arbitrarily arrested and/ or detained by the authorities for personal motivations held by Traditional Heads, and whether there are any legal protective measures which are effective from which a person can benefit), such as: -What is the relationship between local Traditional Heads and the central/local Government and the judiciary? -What type of power or authority, local traditional heads have; i.e. can they be linked to local authorities; do they have (official or unofficial) authority to order police to arrest individuals and/or have prosecutors try individuals in court, and if so, would the federal authorities intervene (for example if the traditional head manipulates the authorities to arrest, falsely charge try individuals in trails which lack due process guarantees) -Can the local traditional heads exert their power beyond their own/ local areas, for example to the capital city? (3) In the event a power struggle among Traditional Heads, including a fight to take over the Traditional Headship, occurs in particular regions, whether the central/ regional Government would be able to exert control, including through administrative regulations, legislative activities and/or exercise of judicial/police authority. In other words, can the federal or local authorities protect an individual from threats by non-state agents who want to take over the role? Would the Traditional Head themselves be able to protect an individual appointed as the next Traditional Head from non-state agents wanting to take over the role?

15 July 2013 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Somalia: Did the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) (Somali: Dowladda Federaalka Kumeelgaarka) have a Ministry of National Security between 2007-2011? If so, any information in regards to its structure and how it was connected to the National Security Agency, with a particular focus on; 1) who was responsible for gathering intelligence on counter terrorism within this period, as well as 2) the use of torture and/or summary executions by the TFG National Security Agency (or Ministry of National Security) (including frequency) within this period.

30 October 2012 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: What is the treatment of/human rights situation for ethnic Kurds in Iraq who reside (or are living in an internal displacement situation) outside the (non-disputed parts of the) three northern Governorates (Duhok, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah), in particular: a) in the disputed territories (parts of Nineveh (or Ninawa), parts of Erbil (or Arbil), the whole of Kirkuk governorate, and parts of Diyala governorate)? b) in (the non-disputed parts of) Southern and Central Iraq?

5 October 2012 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

China: Treatment of failed Uighur asylum seekers on return to China

15 August 2011 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

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