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Bangladesh: 1. What is the current political/social/religious situation in Bangladesh, in particular for women? 2. If a woman refuses to marry/pray/wear the hijab, what are the consequences in the family and wider community? 3. What happens if a woman refuses to follow Sharia practices, and is known for not 'liking' Sharia? 4. Is the treatment any different for a woman who has subsequently married and is relatively wealthy? 5. How effective/interested are the police and the Rapid Action Battalion in protecting women from religious violence?

23 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please give a brief update on the treatment of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) supporters in Bangladesh. 2. Do reports suggest that political groups target family members (including infants) of opponents, using kidnapping/extortion, etc. as a political tool? 3. Do reports suggest that returnees from abroad are targeted for extortion, kidnapping, etc? If so, do these appear to be opportunistic criminal acts, or based on some criteria such as political background, etc?

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

Bangladesh: 1. Is there any information indicating that the Rapid Action Battalion, or other security agencies, have continued to pursue members of the Awami League since the victory of the party at recent parliamentary elections?

13 February 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Are there reports of anti-Buddhist violence in or around Cox's Bazaar? Of particular interest are reports from around January 1994 and May-August 2001. 2. Is "jijya kar", a compulsory tax payable by non-Muslims, a recognised form of extortion, and is non-compliance associated with violence? 3. Are there reports of retaliation against Buddhists in Cox's Bazaar for the treatment of Muslims in Myanmar, namely the destruction of temples and forcing families from their homes?

18 April 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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