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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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Ethiopia: Treatment of Madhiban/Midgan/Medigan minority clan originating from the Ogaden area by Ethiopian forces in the area and by members of majority clans

20 May 2009 | Publisher: Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD) | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia: 1. Please provide information outlining the major policies of the Kinijit Party in their 2005 election campaign. 2. Please advise what positions were held by party officials Dr Berhanu Nega, Hailu Shawel, Burtukan Mideksa and Ledutu Ayallu. Please provide any relevant information concerning their profile prior to the 2005 election. 3. Please provide information concerning the 2005 election results, including the number of seats won by parties. 4. Please advise if there is a record of post-election demonstrations and if so where were these primarily held? 5. The military camp at Dedesa was known to be used to house the overflow of arrested protesters in 2005. Over what period of time did the arrests of protestors occur? 6. Are there reports of any major prison break-outs or escapes from Dedesa at the end of 2005? Are there any reports of executions or other deaths of protesters imprisoned there and if so, how many? 7. Are there any reports that failed asylum seekers who return to Ethiopia are subject to adverse treatment on their return? 8. Deleted.

11 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia: 1. Do courts or other authorities in Ethiopia routinely or ever endorse a person's identity card to show that an individual has a case outstanding to prevent them from leaving the country? If so, what is the purpose of the endorsement? 2. Are persons departing Addis Ababa airport for overseas routinely required to show their identity cards. If so, what is the purpose (given that a passport would presumably serve as proof of identity)? 3. Is there any other way that authorities at the airport would know that a person had an outstanding court case?

11 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia: 1. Please provide information concerning registration of births and deaths - procedures, general requirements. 2. Please provide information about the requirements or procedure for burials. Is a burial permit required for a person can be buried in a cemetery?

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

Ethiopia: 1. Please provide information on the policies of the Kinijit (also known as the Coalition for Unity and Democracy or CUD) in relation to housing, youth, education, health and employment. 2. Please provide information on the current leadership group and / or high profile members of the Kinijit (or CUD). 3. Is there evidence of government instigated conflict between Tigrayans and other ethnic groups in Ethiopia? 4. What sort of activities did pro-CUD agitators engage in during the campaign or lead up to the April 2005 elections? 5. Are there reports of demonstrations being held in Addis Ababa in June 2005 and October 2005? If so, what types of people were arrested or held? 6. Please provide information on the Zeway Concentration Camp, including its location, its size/layout/divisions, any other identifying features, what it is used for, and whether demonstrators arrested in October 2005 were held there. Please provide photographs of the camp if available. 7. What is the location of the 4th Division Police Station in Addis Ababa? Does it have a jail on site or nearby?

14 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia: 1. What is the location of Nazareth in Ethiopia? 2. What prison is there in Nazareth or nearest to Nazareth? 3. Are there reports of the government destroying the market area in Geneb, Nazareth? 4. Are there reports of protests about the destruction of the market area in Geneb, Nazareth? 5. Please provide all current reports, especially DFAT, regarding obtaining a passport in Ethiopia and whether a person of interest to the authorities could depart Ethiopia.

8 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Éthiopie/Somalie : information sur Lefe Isa; la zone administrative et la région où se trouve Lefe Isa; information indiquant si les personnes nées à Lefe Isa après 1987 sont citoyennes de l'Éthiopie ou de la Somalie; information indiquant si les personnes nées dans cette ville après 1987 se sont vu délivrer des cartes jaunes et, le cas échéant, information sur les droits conférés aux détenteurs de ces cartes; information sur les pièces d'identité utilisées dans cette ville depuis 1987 et information indiquant si l'une d'entre elles est fréquemment utilisée comme pièce d'identité principale; information sur les autorités qui délivrent ces pièces d'identité

11 February 2009 | Publisher: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia/Somalia: Lefe Isa; the administrative zone and region within which it is located; whether people born in Lefe Isa after 1987 are citizens of Ethiopia or Somalia; whether people born there after 1987 have been issued yellow cards, and if so, the rights that the holders of these cards possess; the identity documents used there since 1987 and whether one of them is frequently used as the main identity document; the authorities that issue these identity documents

11 February 2009 | Publisher: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia: 1. Please provide a briefing about Pentecostal Christians in Ethiopia: i.e. what does it mean to be a 'Pentecostal Christian' in Ethiopia? 2.What percentage of the population do ‘Pentecostal Christians' in Ethiopia constitute? 3. Is there any evidence that ‘Pentecostal Christians' are discriminated against? 4. Does inter-religious marriage (ie between Muslims and Pentecostal Christians) occur? 5. If it occurs, is the female (Christian) expected to convert to Islam? 6. Please provide any information about Christian women married to Muslim men facing discrimination or denial of rights (eg to education, or to work)? 7. Is the 'Ethiopian Tsewan (Zion) Church in Australia' affiliated with Pentecostal Christians from Ethiopia? How (religiously) strict are they? 8. How are non-Muslims treated in Ethiopia? Are they discriminated against? If so, in what ways and to what extent? 9. [Information deleted] 10. [Information deleted] 11. Please provide an update on the status of police corruption in Ethiopia. 12. Please provide a (brief) update on the status of women in Ethiopia.

30 September 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia: 1. Please provide information regarding the current treatment of people of Oromo ethnicity - and, in particular, women of Oromo ethnicity - in Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa? 2. Please provide information in relation to anti-government opinion being imputed to people of Oromo ethnicity, in particular in Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa? 3. Please provide information regarding support for or membership of the OLF being imputed to people of Oromo ethnicity by the authorities, in particular in Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa? 4. Please provide information relating to differential treatment of people of Oromo ethnicity in the process of obtaining a passport? 6. Deleted 7. Please provide information on the current treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ethiopia and the extent to which they may practice their religion in Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa.

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

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