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Iraq: 1. Is there any information indicating that the Badr Brigade is continuing to commit human rights abuses in Iraq? 2. What is the situation in this regard in Babel? 3. What is the situation in this regard in Kut/Wassit? 4. Were there reports of human rights abuses by the Badr Brigade in Babel in around late 2009? 5. What is the situation for children in Babel and Wassit in particular?

15 August 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Please provide country information of how persons in inter-religious marriages (that is, Sunni and Shiite (Shi'a)) are accepted or not in Iraqi society, particularly in Baghdad. 2. Please provide country information on the profile and public recognition of the Sunni tribal name of "Al Jabweri" and the Shiite tribal name of "Al Shalabi". 3. Please provide country information of violence between Sunni tribal families and Shiite tribal families. 4. Please provide country information of whether government ministries have a higher proportion of Shiite workers compared to Sunni workers and whether Shiites hold more favourable positions than Sunnis in the government ministries. 5. Please provide country information of the extent (if any) of discrimination of Sunni workers in government ministries either by Shiite colleagues or by Shiite bosses, managers or directors. 6. Are there functioning legal mechanisms set up by government which an aggrieved person can call upon as a legal remedy, if she is experiencing discrimination by way of religion? 7. What is the extent of influence and participation of Muqtada Al Sadr and his followers within the current government and what is the extent of their influence in the security and police force in Baghdad? 8. Please provide current country information on the government's ability (or lack thereof) to protect Sunni's against physical attacks in Baghdad

21 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Previous research indicates that the governorate of Muthanna is stable and quite peaceful. Has there been any change in the general security situation in the governorate and Al Samawah? 2. Is there any information to suggest there are ex-Baathist insurgents, other insurgents, Sunni Islamists, the Mehdi Army or any other "extremist" Shia groups present in Al Samawah or Muthanna? 3. If any of the above are present, is there evidence that they are harming anyone, and if so, whom are they harming? 4. Are there Coalition forces present in Al Samawah or Muthanna and, if so, how have they been received by local Iraqis?

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

Iraq: 1. Please provide information on the al-Dulimi tribe and its relationship with Saddam. 2. Is it traditionally based around al-Ramadi and Falluja? 3. Are the al-Dulimis known to be involved in the current insurgency in Iraq? 4. Are there any reports of forced recruitment by insurgents - particularly in the Falluja district? 5. What is the current strength of the insurgency? 6. Are tribal loyalties such that a member would be expected to join an insurgency if the tribe did so, or are there political divisions within tribes? 7. Do men who have affairs with married women suffer retribution from the woman's family? 8. What role, if any, would the tribe play in such a circumstance? 9. How effective are the security forces in providing protection at present?

23 March 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq: 1. Please provide an update of the general security situation within Iraq, and particularly in Baghdad, and the effectiveness of the Interim Government. 2. What is the current strength of former supporters of Saddam/Ba'athists? 3. Who are their main targets? 4. What is the current strength of Islamic extremists such as the al-Sadr militants? 5. Who are their main targets? 6. How effective are the security forces in providing protection to potential targets? 7. Is there any evidence that returning refugees are being targeted because they are seen as supporters of the Coalition occupation or for other reasons eg wealth? 8. Are there any reports of insurgents - Baathist, Sunni or Shia - targeting Iraqis who have returned from the West because they are deemed "collaborators"? 9. By what means are Iraqi returnees transported from neighbouring countries to Baghdad? 10. Have there been any reports of employees of transport companies providing information about their passengers to insurgents or any other non-State organisation within Iraq?

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

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