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RRT Case No. 1003295

1 April 2011 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Ahmadis - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - State protection | Countries: Australia - Bangladesh

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 provide information on Greece's Bangladeshi community. 2. Please provide detailed information on the structure, organisation and effectiveness of the Greek police and other law enforcement bodies. Please include information on bodies or organisations with responsibility to oversee or hold the police accountable. 3. Please provide information on the judicial system in Greece. 4. Is protection available to a Greek resident of Bangladeshi background?

4 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide recent information on the treatment of non-Muslims in Bangladesh and specifically in Dhaka. 2. Please provide information on the treatment of Muslim converts to Christianity in Bangladesh (and particularly in Dhaka) and any reports of mistreatment and violence by the community and Muslim groups. 3. Please provide information on the availability of state protection for Muslim converts to Christianity and particularly for female converts. 4. Please advise on the possibilities of relocation for women in Bangladesh and whether there are any social, legal or religious factors that may impede relocation. 5. Deleted. 6. Deleted.

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

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide basic information on the practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church with particular attention to the meaning and significance of the sacraments. 2. Is it likely or possible that a lay person who is a member of a Catholic congregation in Bangladesh would be able to perform a private baptism of a Muslim convert? 3. Please provide an update since August 2007 on Christian converts in Bangladesh

3 March 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. What is the current status and level of activity - formal and informal - of the political parties? 2. In particular, what is the current situation of the Awami League and the BNP and their leaders, national and local? 3. What is the post's prognosis for the evolution of the situation over the next 12-24 months? 4. What are the roles presently of the police and the army? 5. What is the current level of political violence, including retaliation against opponents? 6. Who is in charge?

7 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide information on the organisation known as SDS. 2. Are any Islamist parties or religious extremists opposed to the SDS? 3. Please provide information on the situation for married women in Bangladesh who are victims of domestic violence. 4. Can female victims of domestic violence seek assistance from police? 5. Can female victims of domestic violence seek assistance from any other organisations?

2 November 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Could I please have some up to date information about state protection available to women who are the victims of domestic violence in Bangladesh? 2. Are there any groups or organisations which provide assistance to victims of domestic violence? 3. Could I please have information about the Islamic group Jamayetul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB)? 4. Could I have information on where JMB is based and active in the country? 5. Does JMB have any influence over the authorities or the police? 6. Is there any information about the effectiveness of state protection generally? 7. Is there any information if protection is not effective or denied to women because they are women?

19 May 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Can a Christian marry a Muslim in Bangladesh (possibly under the Special Marriage Act No. 3 of 1872)? 2. Do Christians in such marriages suffer discrimination by society; the state; or their marriage partner? 3. Are women, particularly Christian women, who are married to Muslim men in Bangladesh, and who are subjected to personal abuse by their husbands, protected by the State? 4. Will the Bangladesh authorities intervene or interfere in a marital dispute? 5. What are the laws in relation to divorce in Bangladesh for a Muslim man? Does he have to have his then wife's consent to the divorce?

25 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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