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Egypt Political Update

13 July 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Country Profiles

Mixed Marriage in India

June 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Country Profiles

Syria: 1. Are men born to Lebanese fathers entitled to Lebanese citizenship? 2. If yes, do they have a right to enter and reside in Lebanon without restriction? 3. Is there evidence that Syrian forces have managed to return anti-government critics to Syria and/or Lebanese forces would return anti-government critics to Syria? 4. Is there any evidence that the Syrian secret service is active in Australia? Or that any actions/views expressed in Australia would come to the attention of such services in Lebanon or Syria? 5. What are the chances of the Assad regime being toppled in the foreseeable future and if this happened what would be the risk for Shia Alawites?

26 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide an update on the situation for Christians in the state of Karnataka since response number IND34452 dated 27 February 2009? Please include information about the situation in Bangalore in particular. 2. Could you please give me information about the Hindu Sangh Parivar group: (a) who are they; (b) who do they target; (c) do they have the ability to trace people who relocate to another part of India to get away from them? 3. Deleted.

4 November 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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

Nepal: 1. Is there any available information indicating how active the RPP is currently? 2. Is there any available information indicating how active the RPP is in Myagdi? 3. Is there any available information as to whether the Maoists or the YCL are targeting RPP members or monarchists, and if so whether there are reports of RPP members being targeted in Myagdi? If there are reports, are they targeting ordinary members? 4. If RPP members are being targeted in Myagdi, are they being targeted in Kathmandu? 5. If RPP members are being targeted, what is the attitude of police and security forces to reports of incidents?

20 May 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Ukraine: 1. Please provide a brief history of the UPA, and the attitude of the current government of Ukraine to those with any association with that organisation. 2. Please provide a brief history of the UNA-UNSO, and the attitude of the current government of Ukraine to those with any association with that organisation. 3. What is known of the "Memorial complex in memory of the victims of the occupational regimes "Prison in Lontskogo" in Lviv and Mr Ruslan Zabily? 4. Is UNA-UNSO known to issue Membership cards. If so, what do they look like? 5. Do you have a description of UNA-UNSO flags, badges or other symbols?

29 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kenya: 1. Please provide background information about the Mungiki, including its history, its tribal connections, its objectives, its membership and ways of operating

14 April 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Kyrgyzstan: 1. What is the ethnic/race breakdown in Kyrgyzstan and what is the percentage of each group in the total population of Kyrgyzstan? 2. What is the religious breakdown in Kyrgyzstan and what is the percentage of each group in the total population of Kyrgyzstan. 3. What country information is there about discrimination against persons of Russian ethnicity and Russian orthodox religion in Kyrgyzstan, particularly single women or single elderly women? 4. Does the Government and/or its authorities prevent Russian Orthodox practice in any way in Kyrgyzstan? 5. Is there any evidence that Kyrgyz males are harassing and attacking single women in Kyrgyzstan? 6. Is there country information showing that the government and its police or security agencies are not protecting Russian orthodox Russians, particularly women? 7. Is there information to show that extortion, ransom and kidnapping is on the rise in Kyrgyzstan and if so, is there evidence that the government is trying to contain it? 8. When did the overthrow of government occur in Kyrgyzstan? Since the installation of the new government, is there country information to indicate that Russian Orthodox are being discriminated against even more so than prior to its installation? 9. Is there any information that indicates that Russian Orthodox members are safer if living in another part of the country?

7 March 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

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