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Egypt: 1. Would the state provide protection to a female who is married but is still a virgin who want to divorce her husband? Does it protect wives from violent husbands? 2. What are the divorce procedures in Egypt, including under Shar'ia law? 3. What are the annulment/divorce procedures in the Coptic Church? 4. What are the cultural attitudes to the suggestion of a divorce in Souhag? 5. Would a woman in this situation be a desirable target of Islamic fundamentalists to rape and kidnap? 6. Culturally, are men seen as superior to females?

19 August 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 0800622

27 June 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Egypt: 1. Please provide a list of the political parties in Egypt. 2. Are there any reports about the attempted registration of the "Independent party" or the "Young Egypt Party"? 3. Are there any reports mentioning the Independent party or the Young Egypt Party?

12 May 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. What are the procedures for the issue of passports in Egypt? Could a person have to pay a bribe to get a passport? 2. Are persons who have been detained because of their political activities denied passports? 3. What are the procedures involved in leaving Egypt? 4. Are persons who have been detained because of their political activities prevented from leaving Egypt? 5. Does Kifaya have a registered office?

8 April 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: Family Political connections: 1. Please advise who is the President of the Law Society in Alexandria, Egypt? 2. Please advise who is the Egyptian Minister of Interior? 3. Please advise who is the Commander of Intelligence in Ismaliyia province? Arrest in 1981: 4. Please advise whether President Sadat had university students arrested in 1981 who were against his policies, in particular his visit to Israel in 1981? Please provide some background material about the arrests in 1981 by Sadat. National Party: 5. Does the National Party pressure people to join their party? 6. Is there any information to support claims that people would be sacked from their jobs if they didn't join the National Party? 7. Is there any information to support claims that a champion sportsman would be prevented from competing because he didn't join the National Party? 2000 elections: 8. Is it possible to obtain a list of people who registered their names for the general election in 2000? 9. Is there a list of candidates who stood as independents in the 2000 elections? 10. Can you provide information about Kamal El Shazli? 11. Please advise which seat Mohamad Saad Hamed, the Minister of Finance stood for in the 2000 elections? 12. Please advise whether any other candidate stood against Mohamad Saad Hamed in the 2000 elections?

19 March 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please advise whether female genital mutilation is illegal in Egypt? 2. Please advise what the attitude of authorities is towards FGM? 3. Please advise what steps have the government and/or NGOs taken to stop the practice? (The US State report refers to a conference in November in Cairo aimed at eradicating FGM). 4. Please advise what the attitude of the Coptic Church is towards FGM. Please provide any recent reports or statements by the Coptic Church on the practice? 5. Please advise whether the incidence of FGM is any different in the Coptic Christian community? 6. Are there any recent studies on the prevalence of FGM in Egypt? 7. What age are girls subjected to FGM? 8. Is the incidence of FGM any different in the big cities? 9. What groups of women are more at risk of FGM? 10. Who performs FGM? 11. Have there been any charges or action taken against doctors or midwives who perform FGM? 12. Are there any reports on women who have refused to be circumcised?

15 February 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 071601913

16 October 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 071544798

5 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Egypt: 1. Please give an update on the current situation for homosexuals in Egypt

7 June 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Would you be able to find the MINBUZA (Dept of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands) report on Christians in Egypt 2001, and later reports on Copts and forced conversion (if any) by the European refugee assessment bodies (ie Danish, Swedish, Norwegians etc)? 2. Also are you able to find any press reports by Dr Cornelis Hulsman who is a Dutch sociologist and lived in Cairo in the late 90's and reported on forced conversions. I note that there was an article written by Dr Hulsman in Middle East Times on 27 June 1999. 3. Are you able to find any others?

26 March 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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