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Egypt: 1. What is the current situation in relation to Coptic Christians in Egypt? 2. Do the authorities offer adequate protection? 3. Please provide any further information you feel may be helpful.

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

Egypt: 1. Please indicate whether Evangelical Christianity falls under a particular church (Pentecostal) or other grouping in Egypt. 2. Are there any reports of attacks on Evangelical Christians by Muslims in Egypt? 3. Are the authorities willing and able to protect Evangelical Christians?

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

Egypt: 1. Please provide an update on the attitude towards and treatment of Coptic Christians by the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists, particularly those engaged in proselytisation, in Egypt.

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

Egypt: 1. Please advise whether the treatment of Christian converts in Cairo is any more or less tolerant than in other parts of Egypt? 2. Please advise whether Christian converts living in Cairo rely on the protection of the authorities in that city? 3. Please provide any information regarding the ill-treatment, by authorities in Egypt, of family members (as distinct from the convert) of a convert to Christianity? 4. Is there any information regarding whether Coptic Christians are accepted into the Egyptian police force and if so, what proportion of the police force they comprise? 5. Please provide statistics regarding the number of Coptic Christians and Muslims in Cairo? 6. Please provide some recent information about tensions and conflicts, in Cairo, between Copts and Muslims.

30 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide details about the 2008 Abu Fana monastery raid(s) and any action by the authorities since: time of day, scale of attack, duration of attack, profile of the perpetrating party, numbers of people involved, lay people present at the time, etc. 2. Please advise if there has been a series of raids on this monastery or just one in recent times. 3. Deleted. 4. Is it common for Coptic families not to report kidnappings of their daughters/sisters for fear of embarrassment and losing face?

4 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information on the history and status of Jehovah's Witnesses in Egypt. 2. What restrictions or forms of discrimination do they face in practising their religion? 3. How are they treated by members of the community (both Muslims and Copts)? 4. How are they treated by the authorities? Is protection available to them?

4 November 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Is there any evidence that state protection is withheld by the Egyptian police or other authorities for Coptic Christians, especially those living in the Upper Volta area in Egypt?

18 August 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 0900263

22 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

Egypt: 1. Would the state provide protection to a female who is married but is still a virgin who want to divorce her husband? Does it protect wives from violent husbands? 2. What are the divorce procedures in Egypt, including under Shar'ia law? 3. What are the annulment/divorce procedures in the Coptic Church? 4. What are the cultural attitudes to the suggestion of a divorce in Souhag? 5. Would a woman in this situation be a desirable target of Islamic fundamentalists to rape and kidnap? 6. Culturally, are men seen as superior to females?

19 August 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Egypt: 1. Please provide information on the situation for Coptic Christians in Egypt in 2002. 2. Please provide info on the situation for Coptic Christians today. 3. Please provide information on Jamaa Islamia and its activities. 4. Does this group engage of discrimination/harassment of Christians? 5. Do the authorities provide protection to Christians?

11 September 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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