Title Algeria: Please outline the demography in Kabylia and in the rest of Algeria (including Algiers), with reference to 1. the Berber population, 2. Berber religious affiliation (Muslim, Christian and other), and 3. identifying Berber cultural features and practices (beyond language). 4. What is the current security situation in Kabylia/Tizi-Ouzou? 5. What are the form and extent of current Berber political/cultural campaigns? 6. Is there any background on the 'Citizen's Movement', post-2001, including its significance as a vehicle for the rights movement and its treatment by authorities? 7. Is there any background on the cultural organisation 'Azru Medyazen', including whether it may attract adverse attention from the authorities? 8. Are there reports of the authorities mistreating Berbers generally? 9. Are there reports of the authorities mistreating Berbers for mere membership of political or cultural groups, or for other reasons? 10. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against the Berber population generally? 11. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against Berber Christians and those who associate with them? 12. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against non-strict Muslims? 13. To what extent do the authorities protect Berbers from attacks from Arab Muslims? 14. Regarding homosexuality, advice is requested regarding legal sanctions. 15. Regarding homosexuality, advice is requested regarding societal attitudes, and other relevant considerations (such as the extent of facilities and support groups). 16. Are there legal, practical or other constraints to a Berber living in another part of Algeria, such as Algiers? 17. Do Algerians have any rights of entry and residence in neighbouring countries such as Egypt and Tunisia? 18. Are there reports on failed asylum seekers returning to Algeria attracting adverse attention from the authorities?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 31 October 2005
Country Algeria
Topics Asylum-seekers | Berber | Christian | Internally displaced persons (IDPs) | Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Political situation
Citation / Document Symbol DZA17623
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Algeria: Please outline the demography in Kabylia and in the rest of Algeria (including Algiers), with reference to 1. the Berber population, 2. Berber religious affiliation (Muslim, Christian and other), and 3. identifying Berber cultural features and practices (beyond language). 4. What is the current security situation in Kabylia/Tizi-Ouzou? 5. What are the form and extent of current Berber political/cultural campaigns? 6. Is there any background on the 'Citizen's Movement', post-2001, including its significance as a vehicle for the rights movement and its treatment by authorities? 7. Is there any background on the cultural organisation 'Azru Medyazen', including whether it may attract adverse attention from the authorities? 8. Are there reports of the authorities mistreating Berbers generally? 9. Are there reports of the authorities mistreating Berbers for mere membership of political or cultural groups, or for other reasons? 10. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against the Berber population generally? 11. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against Berber Christians and those who associate with them? 12. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against non-strict Muslims? 13. To what extent do the authorities protect Berbers from attacks from Arab Muslims? 14. Regarding homosexuality, advice is requested regarding legal sanctions. 15. Regarding homosexuality, advice is requested regarding societal attitudes, and other relevant considerations (such as the extent of facilities and support groups). 16. Are there legal, practical or other constraints to a Berber living in another part of Algeria, such as Algiers? 17. Do Algerians have any rights of entry and residence in neighbouring countries such as Egypt and Tunisia? 18. Are there reports on failed asylum seekers returning to Algeria attracting adverse attention from the authorities?, 31 October 2005, DZA17623, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b6fe1c30.html [accessed 29 August 2014]
Comments This response was prepared by the Country Research Section of the Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the RRT within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
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