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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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Turkey: Military, conscription, ethnic Kurds, discrimination, deployment, draft evasion

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Turkey: Kurucu system (Village Guards) a) Is the system is still active and efficient, b) how many units is it based upon and how does its recruitment system work? In particular what are the selection criteria, if any; is participation on a voluntary basis or, are people also subject to coercion/duress?; how is it formalised (formal appointment, other) and c) are persons with a pro-Kurdish political profile/background trusted by the authorities as to be offered or even forced to adhere to the kurucu system?

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

China: Falun Gong; Has the PRC enacted any new laws and regulations affecting the Falun Gong practice? What action do the authorities take against those caught distributing, producing or facilitating materials? What is the punishment for such activities? Have Falun Gong practitioners been forcibly admitted to mental institutions as a means of punishment for their activities? Have Falun Gong been subjected to re-education including in labour camps?

10 August 2010 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

China: Falun Gong; Monitoring by the authorities; 6-10 Office

9 August 2010 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

China: Falun Gong; What is the structure and hierarchy of FLG and how does it operate? Does FLG engage in systematic advocacy or activities to 'clarify the truth' about the FLG? Is it an obligation for some or all practitioners, and how is it done? How does the 1999 ban on the FLG impact on any such activities?

9 August 2010 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Iran: Information on the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI) including on the three main military operations of the National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA), the PMOI military wing, in 1987-1988 during the Iraq-Iran war. The military operations are called: "the Sun", "40 Lanterns/Stars" and "Eternal Light". Information about the military confrontation in 1991 between the Iranian forces and NLA at the Iraq-Iran borders in Khaniqin and Jalawla (Ex-PMOI members call it Marwarid (Pearl) operation

21 September 2009 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Ethiopia: Treatment of members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), including members of their family

6 July 2009 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

China -Tibet: Dissemination of nationalist messages, treatment of Tibetans holding anti-China views, consequences for Tibetans leaving illegally, restrictions on Tibetans practicing Buddhism

29 June 2009 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Sudan: Involvement of the Sudanese Popular Police Force in human rights violations and/or violations of IHL in Darfur

14 April 2009 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

Niger: Treatment of Christians in Niger, including Muslims converted to Christianity

16 March 2009 | Publisher: Country of Origin Research and Information (CORI) | Document type: Query Responses

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