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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Dominican Republic: Domestic violence, including legislation, protection, services and recourse available to victims (2007 - September 2010)

19 February 2010 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | 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

Egypt: 1. Is there any information on a group called Sameri Saleh? 2. Is it a criminal offence to seek protection as a refugee? 3. Is there any information on the fate of failed asylum seekers returning to Egypt?

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

Egypt: 1. What restrictions or forms of discrimination do Jehovah's Witnesses face in practising their religion in Egypt? To what extent are they forced to practice underground, and what are the likely consequences if they do not? 2. How are Jehovah's Witnesses treated by members of the community (both Muslims and Copts) in Egypt? Have they been subject to incidences of violence or harassment? 3. How are Jehovah's Witnesses treated by the Egyptian authorities? Is state protection available to them?

18 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide details about the 2008 Abu Fana monastery raid(s) and any action by the authorities since: time of day, scale of attack, duration of attack, profile of the perpetrating party, numbers of people involved, lay people present at the time, etc. 2. Please advise if there has been a series of raids on this monastery or just one in recent times. 3. Deleted. 4. Is it common for Coptic families not to report kidnappings of their daughters/sisters for fear of embarrassment and losing face?

4 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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