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Egypt: 1. What knowledge would a deacon and Sunday school teacher have of (i) the Coptic Orthodox Church organisation in Egypt, and (ii) Coptic Christian beliefs and liturgy? As to the latter, would a deacon and Sunday school teacher be expected to know all or some of the matters mentioned in the overview entitled "The Coptic Orthodox Church" posted on the USA Coptic Church website? If not all, what matters could the person be expected to know? 2. Please provide any information on the Virgin Mary and St Gabriel Church in Alexandria. 3. Are there any news reports or other information about forced conversations of Muslims to Christianity? 4. Would the Egyptian media publish a report of such an incident? In all cases, or only in certain circumstances? 5. Where the Egyptian police had detained and questioned a Coptic Christian suspected of involvement in the kidnapping and conversion, would the police always proceed to charge the person with an offence (such as the offence of „sectarian violence‟) or might the police release the person without charge due to lack of evidence? 6. Please provide any further information on the attitude of Egyptian police, security forces, government informants and members of the Islamic brotherhoods towards Coptic Christians who are suspected of (i) assisting Christian converts and (ii) encouraging Muslims to convert.

9 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide expert advice on the Muslim Brotherhood's attitude towards and treatment of Coptic Christians, particularly those engaged in proselytisation, in Egypt.

5 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information on internet regulation by the Egyptian government up and until 2007, particularly as to whether they blocked gay websites. 2. Are there any Arabic websites showing gay films? 3. Please provide information on any mainstream gay films that had been released up and until 2007.

2 March 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide an update on the attitude towards and treatment of Coptic Christians by the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists, particularly those engaged in proselytisation, in Egypt.

26 February 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please confirm that there is a passport stamp which indicates that a person is not wanted for military service. If so, please advise whether this means that someone has completed his service, deferred it or is exempted. 2. As of 2007, is it possible for an Egyptian male national to receive such a stamp on his passport if he was still subject to completing his military service in the future? 3. Is it possible to provide samples of stamps placed on Egyptian national passports regarding military service and an explanation of the circumstances in which they would apply?

18 February 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please advise whether there have been any significant legal or societal developments in Egypt relating to male homosexuals since mid-2007? If so, please provide a brief overview.

22 January 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. How are identity cards issued (at what age etc)? 2. Is it conceivable that a 22 year old would have on his ID card an address at which he has not lived for over 20 years? 3. Deleted. 4. What is the documentation process for a deferral of military service? How is it policed, and by which authority? 5. What are the various security authorities in Egypt? 6. Which one is responsible for cracking down on Koranists? 7. Is there a border control data base which would identify whether someone has left the country? 8. Would police authorities know that someone is out of the country? 9. If state security wanted to interrogate someone who was overseas, would they be able to check electronically? 10. If they wanted to interrogate someone, is it conceivable that they might contact the house by telephone and then pass the message through a lawyer? 11. Deleted. 12. Deleted. 13. Is there any evidence to suggest that many ordinary Koranists (as opposed to those who are linked to Ahmed Subhy Mansour or those engaged in polemics with the Sheikhs of Al Azhar University) have been rounded up by the security police and detained indefinitely? 14. Deleted.

12 January 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide an update on the situation of Al-Ghad and the treatment of its members.

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

Egypt: 1. Are there any recent reports suggesting that Christian Copts are at risk of serious harm when they do compulsory military service?

15 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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

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