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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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Sierra Leone: Information on forced initiation by all-male secret societies operating in Northern Sierra Leone, particularly in the region of Kenbaya

12 July 2011 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: 1. What is the situation for Fulas in Sierra Leone? Are they discriminated against and/or treated as foreigners because they are regarded as Guineans rather than as Sierra Leonese? Do they face discrimination in employment, education etc and/or possible persecution from the APC government because they are not traditional supporters of the APC? Are Fulas likely to be regarded as anti-government on account of their ethnicity? 2. What is the situation for high profile human rights activists? Is it common for high profile activists to be interviewed, assaulted and or detained by the authorities? Is such a person likely to be targeted and/or harmed by APC supporters for speaking out about government policies? 3. What is the relationship between the AFRC and the APC? Following the 1997 elections, were people who opposed the AFRC arrested and detained? Do opponents of the AFRC continue to face possible harm? 4. Were there outbreaks of violence between members of political parties (SLPP and APC) during the 2007 elections? Were some people prevented from voting? 5. Would a person who is an advocate against drugs, face possible harm from drug dealers (non-State actors)? 6. What is the level of state protection provided? Does the possibility of being regarded as anti-government affect the level of protection a person may receive? 7. What are the possibilities for relocation for a person who is a Fula and/or has established a high profile in Freetown as a human rights or youth advocate?

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

Sierra Leone: Information on the All People s Congress (APC) party

23 April 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: Information on fear of harm from herbalists and those using black magic

19 March 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: Information on violence against women and threat of forced marriage; information on state protection for women fearing forced marriage

18 March 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: Information on whether English is commonly spoken in Makani, Sierra Leone

18 March 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: Information as to what recent wars Sierra Leone has been involved in and when they ended

18 March 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: Whether there is a cult called Bondo Codes in Sierra Leone. Information on its activities, objectives, faith, rituals, leadership, membership, history and current situation in Sierra Leone. Information on the treatment of those who are members or are perceived to be members of Bondo Codes by the government and/or society. Is there free movement within Sierra Leone? Would a Bondo Code member experience any legal or practical problems moving within the country? Would police provide protection/services to a Bondo Code member experiencing problems due to his his/her membership of the cult? What is the legal status of Bondo codes? If illegal, penalties for membership?

11 February 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: Information on available heath care including psychiatric services

25 August 2009 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Sierra Leone: Treatment of homosexuals

14 July 2009 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

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