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Zimbabwe: 1. Is there information on rape of women at Zanu-PF meetings or in similar political contexts? What has been the police reaction? 2. Is there any more recent information on returnees (including failed asylum seekers) to Zimbabwe? 3. Is there any very recent specific information on Zanu-PF intimidation of low profile MDC supporters in the area of Chitungwiza (30 kilometres from Harare) or Harare itself?

20 October 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide brief background information on the Mahungwe ethnic group. 2. Deleted. 3. Deleted. 4. Deleted. 5. Please provide information on Zimbabwean nationals applying for asylum in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique, including whether it is common for them to do so, and if not why not.

1 October 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide the latest material update on the situation in Zimbabwe for members of the MDC and their treatment by ZANU PF and the police and military. 2. Is there information on any relevant activities of the MDC in Mashonaland West and in particular the district of Chinhoyi? Are you able to confirm what position J. Karemba holds with the MDC in that office? 3. Please provide some background information on the split that occurred in the MDC in 2005 resulting in the MDC-T and the MDC-M? Please provide information on any significant evolution and the present status of the split.

1 October 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Deleted. 2. Would being a high ranking member of PF Zapu make you a target of ZANU-PF today? 3. Deleted. 4. Is there any information that indicates that non-politically active family members of politically active people are subject to serious harm in Zimbabwe? Are family members of former and current members of the MDC and PF Zapu currently subject to serious harm in Zimbabwe? 5. Is Munyaradzi Musariri the Assistant Commissioner of Police? Please provide relevant information on him, including whether there is any evidence that he is a veteran of the war of independence. 6. Please provide a brief summary on the Matabeleland/ Gukurahundi massacres.

21 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide information about "kuripa ngozi" (or virgin pledging) - the customary practice of offering a young girl or grown women as compensatory payment in inter-family disputes as well as in the appeasement of avenging deceased spirits. Is it widespread? 2. Is "kuripa ngozi" referred to in Zimbabwe's Domestic Violence Act? Please provide the relevant clauses or section. 3. Is there information that the police do not uphold the laws relating to domestic violence? 4. At what age is a woman considered an adult in Zimbabwe? 5. At what age can a woman marry in Zimbabwe? 6. Deleted. 7. Deleted

16 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Is there any information as to whether Criminal Investigation Officers are employed as undercover agents at Zimbabwe universities? 2. Is so, what activities do they engage in? 3. Is it possible to know what level of interest or attention an expression of dislike of the ZANU-PF regime in private discussions at an institution such as the Midlands State University in 2006 would attract? 4. What would be the possible consequences of the expression of such views? 5. Please describe exit and departure processes for international travellers from Zimbabwe. 6. Would a person who privately expressed opposition to the government have been able to depart Zimbabwe easily in 2007?

15 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: Please advise what level of medical care is available for type 1 diabetics in Zimbabwe? Is insulin widely available? What is the unemployment rate in Zimbabwe in general and for someone who is a young white farmer with an ongoing medical condition?

3 September 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide information on the risk of harm to active pro-MDC supporters and activists in Zimbabwe. Please also comment on the situation for people who sympathise with or secretly support the MDC but do not openly express those views. 2. Please provide information on the history of the NYSTP (or National Youth Service), including when it was formed, its recruitment practices and its target group for recruitment (such as age range). Please also comment on the relative proportions of people who actually undergo service with the NYSTP, compared with people of the same age who do not. Please also comment on the extent to which young people who do not undergo service with the NYSTP face reprisals or limited work/education opportunities. 3. Please comment on the reasonableness of relocation within Zimbabwe as a means of avoiding persecution for known or suspected pro-MDC views. Are there any parts of Zimbabwe safe for such a person? Please also provide information on whether relocation to another part of Zimbabwe, such as Bulawayo, might reduce the risk of forced recruitment with the NYSTP. Please also comment on any tribal factors that might make relocation to Bulawayo non-viable for a Shona. 4. Please provide information about the MDC party, including its founding, key milestones, key leaders, party structure and details of the main MDC candidates/figures in the Harare district since 2000.

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

Zimbabwe: 1. Would a person born in South Africa to Zimbabwean parents or a Zimbabwean father acquire Zimbabwean nationality by descent? 2. Does Zimbabwe recognise dual nationality? 3. Does South Africa recognise dual nationality? 4. Would a child born in Australia to a mother with South African citizenship also be South African by descent? 5. Would a child born in Australia to a Zimbabwean father or a Zimbabwean mother have Zimbabwean citizenship? 6. Are there any recent reports of Zimbabweans in South Africa having been targeted for harm? 7. Are there any recent reports of people from the Ndebele tribe being targeted for harm in South Africa? 8. To what extent do the South African authorities provide protection against such harm to Zimbabweans or Ndebele?

10 August 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Please provide information regarding how a person might be treated where they are related to and living with a person accused of black market currency crimes, including whether they would be detained and then placed under de facto house arrest indefinitely. Is such an accused crime likely to result in such an extreme response? Would detention also result in the person being forced to confess to being pro-MDC? 2. Please provide details of the relevant Ministers whose children are studying in Australia. 3. Please provide details of any pro-MDC rallies or events attended by Morgan Tsvangirai's daughter. Please also comment on the likelihood of a person facing persecution for their attendance at such an event. 4. Please provide information relating to the risk of harm faced by a person upon his return simply due to being a returnee from Australia.

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

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