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Egypt: 1. Please advise whether the treatment of Christian converts in Cairo is any more or less tolerant than in other parts of Egypt? 2. Please advise whether Christian converts living in Cairo rely on the protection of the authorities in that city? 3. Please provide any information regarding the ill-treatment, by authorities in Egypt, of family members (as distinct from the convert) of a convert to Christianity? 4. Is there any information regarding whether Coptic Christians are accepted into the Egyptian police force and if so, what proportion of the police force they comprise? 5. Please provide statistics regarding the number of Coptic Christians and Muslims in Cairo? 6. Please provide some recent information about tensions and conflicts, in Cairo, between Copts and Muslims.

30 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Is there any information on a group called Sameri Saleh? 2. Is it a criminal offence to seek protection as a refugee? 3. Is there any information on the fate of failed asylum seekers returning to Egypt?

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

Egypt: 1. What restrictions or forms of discrimination do Jehovah's Witnesses face in practising their religion in Egypt? To what extent are they forced to practice underground, and what are the likely consequences if they do not? 2. How are Jehovah's Witnesses treated by members of the community (both Muslims and Copts) in Egypt? Have they been subject to incidences of violence or harassment? 3. How are Jehovah's Witnesses treated by the Egyptian authorities? Is state protection available to them?

18 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide details about the 2008 Abu Fana monastery raid(s) and any action by the authorities since: time of day, scale of attack, duration of attack, profile of the perpetrating party, numbers of people involved, lay people present at the time, etc. 2. Please advise if there has been a series of raids on this monastery or just one in recent times. 3. Deleted. 4. Is it common for Coptic families not to report kidnappings of their daughters/sisters for fear of embarrassment and losing face?

4 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information on the history and status of Jehovah's Witnesses in Egypt. 2. What restrictions or forms of discrimination do they face in practising their religion? 3. How are they treated by members of the community (both Muslims and Copts)? 4. How are they treated by the authorities? Is protection available to them?

4 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: Harassment of suspected supporters of Palestinian activities; Background information on connections of Palestinian activists (Hamas) to Syria and foreign relations between Egypt and Syria

19 October 2009 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: Information on failed asylum seekers

3 September 2009 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: Information on the health system

31 August 2009 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Is there any evidence that state protection is withheld by the Egyptian police or other authorities for Coptic Christians, especially those living in the Upper Volta area in Egypt?

18 August 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. What is the current attitude of Egyptian authorities towards supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood? 2. Are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood routinely detained and interrogated? 3. Were Muslim Brotherhood supporters targeted before, during, or after the Egyptian Assembly elections in 2006?

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

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