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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 update on the situation for Catholics in Dhaka. 2. Are there any reports to suggest that Christians (or Catholics) tend to support or be associated with the BNP or AL generally, or whether this might depend on local conditions? 3. Are there any reports of a Catholic community in Lalpur (village) or Sonapur (local area) of Noakhali; in particular, their size and whether they are long-established? 4. If so, is there any material to indicate their mistreatment or serious incidents? 5. Please update on the treatment of BNP ‘field workers' or supporters following the election of the AL Government. Any specific references to Dhaka or Noakhali would be useful.

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

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide overview of the treatment of Catholics in Bangladesh generally - especially in recent years under the caretaker government - and any comment/analysis on the prospects under the new AL administration. 2. Please provide background on the Catholic community in Dhaka, including any incidents or concerns. 3. Please provide background on the Catholic community in Bonpara, in particular (a) its size and strength, and (b) whether Muslims have targeted members. 4. Please provide information on the Catholic Youth Commission. 5. Are there reports of Catholic Youth Commission members or persons associated with the Catholic Bishops Conference being targeted by Muslims?

17 February 2009 | 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

RRT Case No. 060908139

9 May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide any research regarding the treatment of Christians in Bangladesh. 2. Please provide any research regarding the treatment of converts from Islam to Christianity in Bangladesh

23 November 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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