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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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China: 1. Is there any information about the frequency of forced sterilisation and contraception in Guangdong Province? 2. Is there any information about what age would be considered in Guangdong to be of childbearing age and therefore subject to forced sterilisation and/or contraception?

29 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Indonesia: 1. Is there any demographic information about the numbers of Catholics or Christians in Maumere and Flores? 2. Please identify the name of the Catholic Church in Maumere, and its location, and the identity of the priest there in 2009-2010. 3. Is there any information about religious violence in Maumere, Flores between Catholics and Muslims? 4. Is there any information to suggest that authorities on Flores would not act on allegations of religious violence in the area or would not act against Muslims perpetrating such violence?

29 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. XUAR is an autonomous region. Does the one-child policy apply in XUAR? 2. Is it possible to transfer household registration from Fujian to XUAR?

24 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

China: 1. Are there reports of farmers' protests or deputations in Fujian between September 2009 and June 2010; or of a farmers' demonstration on 30 June 2010 in Fuzhou? 2. If no to Q1, is this strong evidence that no demonstration occurred, or is it possibly consistent with government censorship and the claim being true? 3. Which laws now govern compensation for confiscation of farm land in Fujian province, and what should be the calculation for compensation of farmland in Fujian province -is it under the 2007 Property Law of the PRC, or the 1999 or 2007 laws mentioned in Tribunal country advice CHN37490? 4. Are there reports of the government's response to demonstrations against confiscation of land; or to demonstrations outside offices equivalent to the People's Congress?

24 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Does country information indicate what language would be most commonly spoken by Mamprusis living in Bawku? Does the country information support the contention that most people in Ghana speak Twi? 2. Does the country information indicate that there are significant cultural festivals common to Mamprusis or to Bawku that a person living there for all of his life might be expected to know about? 3. Please provide a background on the tribal violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis in Bawku. Are there any reports of a violent incident in January 2009? 4. Please provide information on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to this violence. Is more effective state protection available in other parts of Ghana and if so, are there limitations on this protection? 5. Please provide a map of Ghana showing Bawku. Is it possible to identify a geographical area over which the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis is concentrated? Is it possible to provide a map of Bawku showing significant landmarks?

24 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Are Sunni Muslims working for foreign companies in Basra (particularly United States' and Turkish companies) targeted for harm by the Mahdi Army? 2. Are Sunni Muslims in Basra being targeted for harm? 3. What is the current situation regarding Shi'a / Sunni sectarian violence in Basra? 4. Does the Basra school system work on a staggered roster? 5. Deleted

22 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide details of all elections held in Egypt between 2005 and 2008. In doing so, please include information regarding the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood and any matters of significance regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and these elections, such as boycotts. 2. Please provide information about the 2007 referendum in Egypt, including what the referendum was about and what was the MB's reaction to it. 3. Please provide information about Mr Mohsen Radhy (also spelt Rady and Radi I believe) who is claimed to be a Muslim Brotherhood MP in Banha. In doing so, please focus on the period between 2005-2008, including any involvement of Mr Radhy in elections during this period and any other significant events concerning Mr Radhy during this period. 4. Please provide information about recent violence perpetrated by any Salafist offshoot organisation from the Muslim Brotherhood, or any Salafist groups in Egypt. In doing so, please distinguish between violence committed against Muslims and non-Muslims

17 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zimbabwe: 1. Deleted. 2. Please provide information/reports on working conditions on the Mugabe family's farms and on whether there are any reports of intimidation or harassment of employees on the Mugabe farms? 3. Deleted. 4. Deleted. 5. Please advise on whether a person would be able to obtain a passport and visa to South Africa on behalf of another person, as compared to requiring personal attendance and interview etc. 6. Deleted. 7. Are there reports dealing with allegations that people are discriminated against in terms of access to education and health care because of their failure to support the ZANU-PF, or are coerced to abandon church attendance and prayers to attend ZANU-PF rallies.? 8. Please provide information in respect of the claim that in South Africa there is discrimination and xenophobic violence against Zimbabweans. 9. Deleted.

17 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ghana: 1. Deleted. 2. Please comment on the availability of state protection in Bawku in relation to tribal violence between the Mamprusis and Kusasis. Please also comment on the availability of state protection in other parts of Ghana in relation to such violence, such as in Accra, Kumasi or other major cities 3. Please comment on the availability of internal relocation to escape the violence between Mamprusis and Kusasis. To what extent does the risk of violence extend to other parts of the country, especially Accra, Kumasi or other major cities? 4. Please comment on the risk of harm in Ghana due to being Christian (including Seventh Day Adventists or Pentecostals). Please also comment on the above issues of state protection and internal relocation in the context of harm arising from being Christian

16 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Albania: 1. What rights do Albanian citizens have under the Schengen Agreement to enter and reside in Schengen Agreement countries? 2. What steps do Albanian citizens need to take to avail themselves of any such rights? 3. Can Albanian citizens avail themselves of such rights if: (a) they do not have Albanian passports; or (b) their Albanian passports have expired? 4. What are the Schengen Agreement countries? 5. Do any of those countries afford Albanian citizens the ability to reside for a period greater than three months? If so, what steps does an Albanian citizen need to take to take advantage of this?

16 June 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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