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RRT Case No. 0901592

13 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 0901219

7 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Bangladesh: 1. What documents would a Bangladeshi national need to present at Dhaka airport in order to board a flight to Australia? 2. Could an individual present only a Bangladeshi passport if the Electronic Transit Authority (ETA) they held was granted for another passport in their name and was recorded electronically? 3. In what circumstances would both passports be stamped with the exit stamp on the same date?

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

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide an update on whether Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters have been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League following the 2008 elections. Is the situation different for high profile BNP members? 2. Please provide information on the recent situation in Laxmipur District for BNP members and supporters. Which party won the local elections? 3. Is there any information to suggest that charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 would still be active? Is the Awami League pursuing charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 or has the Awami League announced its intention to do so? 4. Please provide information on the current government's view of the Caretaker government's suppression of protests. 5. Since the election of the Awami League government in 2008 have any persons been arrested for protests undertaken against the Caretaker Government prior to the election? 6. What information is available on the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with regard to the question of whether it is now under the direction of the Awami League government in practice? 7. Have the RAB mistreated any BNP supporters or activists since the election of the Awami League government (for reasons such as violating the ban on political activity under the Caretaker Government)? 8. What information is available on the situation faced by BNP supporters – members or activists – who have returned to Bangladesh following the election?

6 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide a brief update since the election of the Awami League to government in Bangladesh and what reports exist regarding the treatment of, or attacks upon, members of the BNP?

26 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide key dates in the Bangladeshi government's MiG-29 jet fighter aircraft purchase and later corruption trials. 2. Please provide information regarding the current status of any legal action, in particular against former Ministry of Defence officials such as Syed Yusuf Hossain and Hossain Serniabat. Please provide information confirming that the charges against President Sheikh Hasina have lapsed or have been formally dropped. 3. Do reports confirm that charges against Brigadier General (retired) Iftekhar-Ul-Bashar and former Ministry of Defence Deputy Secretary Hasan Mahmood Delwar were dropped for lack of evidence? 4. Please provide any other relevant information, for example the profile of the MiG-29 corruption case or public comment on its future prospects.

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

RRT Case No. 0808455

13 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Bangladesh: 1. Were there any laws for formal adoption in Bangladesh in 1973? 2. RRT research response BGD31681 indicates that the existing adoption laws were repealed in 1982 and were not replaced. This indicates that there may have been formal laws in place before then. What were these laws and what steps did the parties need to take to have a valid adoption? 3. If there was no formal adoption in 1973, would customary adoption have allowed for paternal uncles to adopt their deceased brother's children? 4. If so what evidence did the parties need to produce?

27 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please update on the situation for Catholics in Dhaka. 2. Are there any reports to suggest that Christians (or Catholics) tend to support or be associated with the BNP or AL generally, or whether this might depend on local conditions? 3. Are there any reports of a Catholic community in Lalpur (village) or Sonapur (local area) of Noakhali; in particular, their size and whether they are long-established? 4. If so, is there any material to indicate their mistreatment or serious incidents? 5. Please update on the treatment of BNP ‘field workers' or supporters following the election of the AL Government. Any specific references to Dhaka or Noakhali would be useful.

25 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide overview of the treatment of Catholics in Bangladesh generally - especially in recent years under the caretaker government - and any comment/analysis on the prospects under the new AL administration. 2. Please provide background on the Catholic community in Dhaka, including any incidents or concerns. 3. Please provide background on the Catholic community in Bonpara, in particular (a) its size and strength, and (b) whether Muslims have targeted members. 4. Please provide information on the Catholic Youth Commission. 5. Are there reports of Catholic Youth Commission members or persons associated with the Catholic Bishops Conference being targeted by Muslims?

17 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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