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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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Syria: 1. What is the current situation for Christians in Syria, in particular Homs, following the recent uprisings, including whether Christians are the targets of anti-Assad protesters? 2. Is there any reporting on people (especially Christians) who owe money to anyone with links to the Assad government?

18 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: Information regarding the religious or ethnic elements of the fighting in Daraa

27 February 2012 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: Information on the anti-government uprising in Daraa, particularly prior to December 2011. Were Sunnis particularly targeted? Any reports of the opposition assisting fighters to leave the Daraa area? Is fighting continuing in that area?

27 February 2012 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Country Advice SYR39739 of 20 January 2012, states that that the Syrian government had recalled reservists in the wake of the Syrian uprising. However, this 2011 recall reportedly had mixed success with ‘credible evidence' suggesting that the regime was 'unable to call back more than 60 per cent of its reserves', according to a December 2011 report by Michael Weiss titled Safe Area for Syria: An Assessment of Legality, Logistics and Hazards. What were the reasons behind the government's inability to call back 60 per cent of its reserves? For example, were the reservists inaccessible or had they intentionally evaded the recall? 2. Is there any information to suggest that reservists have faced punishment or illtreatment for failing to respond to the government's recall of its reservists?

21 February 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Please provide information on conscription and military service in Syria. 2. Is it likely that someone who has completed his military service is considered a reservist and has been called upon to serve in that capacity?

20 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Will applying for asylum in Australia result in difficulties on return to Syria? Would asylum seekers be arrested and prosecuted for distributing false information about Syria? 2. Do Christians face systematic harm from Muslims in Syria, particularly Damascus? 3. Does the state provide protection to Christians if harmed by Muslims?

15 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Do persons departing Syria to work in Lebanon need passports, or can they travel back and forth using only ID cards? 2. Are exit visas compulsory for persons departing Syria? 3 Can a genuine Syrian passport be obtained and departure from that country effected by bribery without an exit visa if the Syrian authorities have an adverse interest in the person concerned?

14 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. Does a Jordanian citizen have the right to enter and remain in Syria? 2. Does a Jordanian citizen born in Syria have the right to enter and remain in Syria? 3. How long are Jordanian citizens, whether born in Syria or not, allowed to remain in Syria and what is their status there?

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: Please provide information on Taher Ahmed el-Asaad, the party or group he represents, and the government's attitude to his associates

3 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Please provide some background information on the demographics, economics and politics of Syria. 2. Please provide information on "Palestine Camp" in Damascus. Please provide information on "Rukneddin" in Damascus. 3. Please provide information on the level of political freedom and freedom of speech in Syria. 4. Please provide information on Mr Abdul Halim Khaddam. Please provide information on Mr Khaddam's politics, his portfolio and any controversies he may have been associated with. 5. Did Mr Abdul Halim Khaddam quit the Baath party or was he dismissed? What were the circumstances of his defection/dismissal and were there controversies associated with that? 6. Was Mr Abdul Halim Khaddam dismissed from the Party because he was the only Sunni Muslim? 7. Is there any information on whether Mr Abdul Halim Khaddam was declared a traitor, and that he wanted to cooperate with the Americans? 8. Please provide information on the present status and circumstances of Sunni Muslims in Syria. 9. Deleted. 10. Deleted. 11. Please provide information on the "Political Intelligence" or other security or intelligence agencies in Syria, including their political activities and whether they extend to harassment, detention, and torture of suspected political opponents. 12. Please provide information on the interrogation methods used by security police and agencies in Syria. Do they use "rubber tyre torture"? 13. Deleted. 14. Deleted. 15. Please provide information on whether someone who claims to have been arrested as an opponent of the ruling regime in Syria would be expected to experience difficulties or delays in obtaining a Syrian passport. 16. Please provide information on measures taken by the Syrian government to prevent political opponents or people it suspects support the opposition from leaving Syria. 17. Please provide information on whether opponents of the governing regime in Syria would be likely to be permitted entry to Jordan and general information on the procedure for the entry of Syrian nationals to Jordan. 18. Please provide information on the level of corruption in Syria and whether there are any reports of prisoners paying large bribes to secure their release from prison in Syria.

24 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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