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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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India: 1. What is the process for adding a spouse to a passport? 2. Is it possible for a man in India, living in Punjab state, to marry another woman without a divorce from an earlier marriage? 3. What would be the status of a second marriage, conducted without obtaining a divorce from one's first marriage? That is, would a first marriage still be in force or is the second marriage not a legal one?

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

China: 1. Please provide information on the current treatment by authorities of Christians in Henan Province, and if available, specifically about Zhengzhou City. 2. Please provide information on the current treatment by authorities of family or relatives of Christians

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

Egypt: 1. Please identify any reports indicating that Christians from birth (not converts) have had difficulty in registering their religion as Christian on their National ID. 2. Is there information suggesting that a person who altered IDs for people incorrectly registered as Muslims would attract adverse attention either from the authorities or Islamists such as the Muslim Brotherhood? 3. Deleted.

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

Syria: 1. Are men born to Lebanese fathers entitled to Lebanese citizenship? 2. If yes, do they have a right to enter and reside in Lebanon without restriction? 3. Is there evidence that Syrian forces have managed to return anti-government critics to Syria and/or Lebanese forces would return anti-government critics to Syria? 4. Is there any evidence that the Syrian secret service is active in Australia? Or that any actions/views expressed in Australia would come to the attention of such services in Lebanon or Syria? 5. What are the chances of the Assad regime being toppled in the foreseeable future and if this happened what would be the risk for Shia Alawites?

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

Syria: 1. Please provide updated information on the effectiveness of State protection in Syria (and Homs in particular) for a Christian woman who is a widow.

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

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

Albania: 1. Attempt to locate sources that mention: a.) the Bajraj clan; b.) Muslim criminal gangs in Shkoder; 2. Report on organised criminal activity in Albania, focussing on the north and Shkoder. 3. Report on links between criminal gangs and/or criminals and the government of Albania.

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

India: 1. Please provide information about the Jatt Sikh and Lubana communities in Punjab, particularly which of the two is the higher and lower caste, and the strength of each caste in Punjab society. 2. Please provide information on inter-caste marriages between Jatt and Lubana Sikhs. 3. Please provide information of whether police and authorities are made up of Jatt Sikhs and, if so, what proportion. 4. Please provide information on whether persons from the Lubana community are protected by police and authorities from attacks. 5. Please locate Nurpur Labana. 6. Please provide general information on the city of Amritsar.

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

Sri Lanka:1. Deleted. 2. Please give dates of the national elections in 2004-2005 and approximate timing of relevant campaign cycles. 3. Are there any credible reports that UNP members are of interest to the government or have been targeted/harmed by state or non-state actors in the Matara area, from 2005 to now? Please also include information as to whether the UNP draws a support base from the Sinhala majority.

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

Jordan: 1. Please provide information on the treatment of people of Palestinian origin. 2. Are there remedies or protection available to people who face discrimination based on their national origin? 3. Please provide any available information on whether people of Palestinian origin are able to obtain state protection or face any discrimination in this regard. 4. Please provide information on current attitudes in Jordan towards relationships prior to marriage. 5. What is the procedure in Jordan for a valid marriage? 6. What is the procedure for a valid divorce? 7. Please provide information on the prevalence of "honour" killings or crimes in Jordan, particularly in relation to the targeting of men. 8. To what extent do the Jordanian authorities provide protection against such crimes?

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

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