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Query Responses

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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Vietnam: 1. Please advise if there were any peaceful protests about farmers' land use two years ago (2009-2010) in the Binh Minh district or Vinh Long Province or if there are any well-known groups or affiliations which might fight for farmers' land use. 2. Please provide a map of the Huyen Binh Minh area in Vinh Long Province and key towns/cities nearby

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

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide any evidence of the targeting for harm by Islamic fundamentalists or individuals identified as pro-Western or as selling Western-style goods in Afghanistan and Kabul in particular. 2. Please provide evidence of what state protection the Afghan government is currently able to provide in Kabul, including the operations of the Afghan police and international forces.

18 August 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide a demography of Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif, especially the Tajik population, and whether they have any particular profile. 2. Please provide a demography of Mazar-e-Sharif, especially the Tajik population, and whether they have any particular profile. 3. Is there any updated information on whether the Taliban are targeting Tajiks in Kabul? 4. Is there any updated information on whether the Taliban are targeting Tajiks in Mazar-e-Sharif? 5. Is there any information on the position of Tajiks (particularly wealthy Tajiks) in Kabul and their access to State protection if needed?

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

Afghanistan: 1. Are there recent reports of people working for NGOs or the UN being attacked by the Taliban or other fundamentalist groups in Kabul or elsewhere? 2. Are there any reports of family members of such people being attacked? 3. To what extent are people who work for the Afghan government targeted by the Taliban in Kabul or other places? 4. Are there any reports of the targeting of close family members of such people? 5. Are there any reports of people in Afghanistan having been targeted for having close relatives in foreign countries? 6. To what extent does the Taliban carry out attacks against civilians in Kabul? 7. To what extent does the Afghan state provide protection against attacks by the Taliban or other fundamentalist groups in Kabul? 8. What is the current situation vis-à-vis state protection in Kandahar?

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

Afghanistan: Are supporters of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah (including government employees) at risk of harm in Afghanistan because of that support? 2. In what period was Hajji Bahlol Bahej Governor of Panjshir province? What are his current circumstances? How influential is he? 3. Deleted. 4. Deleted. 5. Any reports of government critics being abducted and made to return to Afghanistan? 6. Are critics of Karzai's links with corrupt politicians being targeted for harm in Afghanistan? 7. Is there any evidence that Afghan diplomats unsuccessfully seeking asylum have been harmed on return to Afghanistan for making their embassy "lose credibility"?

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

Afghanistan: 1. Is it true that Afghan families registered with Pakistan's Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees were issued with "Afghan Citizen Cards", but that in 2007 there was an official announcement that these would not be renewed upon expiry in 2009, making these people unable to remain there legally? 2. Please provide any information regarding the recruitment of Afghan returnees from Pakistan by the Independent Electoral Commission in Afghanistan in 2009

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

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide recent information on Jaghouri district in general, but also with reference to ethnic make-up, Taliban presence, political governance and economic circumstances. 2. Please provide information on targeting of transport drivers in Afghanistan. 3. Please provide information on state protection. 4. Please provide an assessment of the report: Dorronsoro, Gilles 2009, The Taliban's Winning Strategy in Afghanistan, June, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington.

28 April 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide information about whether in 1989 or 1990 there was trouble in Afghanistan whereby Hazaras were being killed by the Pushtuns, Tajiks and Uzbeks? 2. Is there evidence to confirm Afghan Hazaras escaped to Pakistan around this time? 3. Please provide further information about property disputes in Afghanistan back to the 1980's. 4. Please provide information on the treatment or protection of illegal Afghan Hazara Shia Muslim refugees, especially those who moved into Pakistan around 1989 or 1990, by the Pakistani authorities. Is the treatment of those who moved then any different to the treatment of those who moved more recently? 5. Please provide information about the Wahabis and Sunni Muslims and the Baloch targeting the Hazaras in Pakistan. 6. Is there information indicating that Hazara people in Quetta are unable to go out freely at night or that they are found dead in the streets? 7. Please provide information on the treatment of the Hazaras of the Shia Muslim religion in Afghanistan and whether they face serious harm in Afghanistan. 8. Please provide information on whether the authorities in Afghanistan, most of whom are not Hazara, can actually protect Hazaras.

15 April 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Please provide some information about Maydan Shahr and Markazi Bihsud districts in Wardak province. 2. [Deleted]. 3. Please provide information about whether anyone who is, or is not, affiliated with the Nasr party/Hezb-i Wahdat Khalili would be likely to face ill-treatment or other adverse consequences.

17 February 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Afghanistan: 1. Is there any information on Haji Abdul or Haj Abdul, and who he is and what his background is? Is he a powerful warlord in Afghanistan? 2 [Deleted.]. 3 Please provide general information about what the Nasr Party is, what they stand for, and who they are affiliated with. Do they have anything to do with the Taliban? 4. Can you provide information on whether Shia Muslims of Hazara identity are likely to experience ill-treatment more than any other ethnic group in Afghanistan? 5. Please provide general information about the incidence of private land disputes between neighbours in Afghanistan and what approach the authorities take in maintaining law and order in land disputes?

16 February 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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