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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Algeria: Treatment of Berbers in Algeria

1 July 2009 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Morocco: Any evidence that military conscripts are mistreated; whether conscripts of Berber descent are targeted; reports of court cases related to misconduct in the army; whether military court records are publically available (2004-2007)

31 October 2007 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Algeria: Please outline the demography in Kabylia and in the rest of Algeria (including Algiers), with reference to 1. the Berber population, 2. Berber religious affiliation (Muslim, Christian and other), and 3. identifying Berber cultural features and practices (beyond language). 4. What is the current security situation in Kabylia/Tizi-Ouzou? 5. What are the form and extent of current Berber political/cultural campaigns? 6. Is there any background on the 'Citizen's Movement', post-2001, including its significance as a vehicle for the rights movement and its treatment by authorities? 7. Is there any background on the cultural organisation 'Azru Medyazen', including whether it may attract adverse attention from the authorities? 8. Are there reports of the authorities mistreating Berbers generally? 9. Are there reports of the authorities mistreating Berbers for mere membership of political or cultural groups, or for other reasons? 10. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against the Berber population generally? 11. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against Berber Christians and those who associate with them? 12. What is the level of violence from Arab Muslims and/or 'Islamic terrorist groups' in Kabylia, specifically against non-strict Muslims? 13. To what extent do the authorities protect Berbers from attacks from Arab Muslims? 14. Regarding homosexuality, advice is requested regarding legal sanctions. 15. Regarding homosexuality, advice is requested regarding societal attitudes, and other relevant considerations (such as the extent of facilities and support groups). 16. Are there legal, practical or other constraints to a Berber living in another part of Algeria, such as Algiers? 17. Do Algerians have any rights of entry and residence in neighbouring countries such as Egypt and Tunisia? 18. Are there reports on failed asylum seekers returning to Algeria attracting adverse attention from the authorities?

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

Algeria: Forced recruitment by the "arouch" (or "aârouch", "arch" or "aarch") Berber groups; their presence and influence in Algiers; protection offered by the authorities to a person being threatened by "arouch" members; treatment of these groups by the authorities

10 August 2004 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Algeria: Update to DZA30432.E of 2 December 1998 on the treatment of members of the Berber Cultural Movement (Mouvement culturel berbère, MCB) (January 2003 - August 2004)

5 August 2004 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Libya: Update to LBY37272.E of 24 July 2001 on the situation of Berbers (Amazighs), including their treatment by authorities and whether there are any known Berber opposition groups (2001-April 2004)

13 April 2004 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Morocco: The activities of a group of Sahrawi students involved with the Western Sahara Movement at Hassan II University in Casablanca, including interventions by the security forces and whether there are any Berber members in this group (1997 to 2003)

28 March 2003 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Libya: Whether al-Fateh University is run by the Libyan government; whether the government or the university administration operates detention or prison facilities on campus; whether clashes involving Berbers and Arabs occurred on the campus in February 1996

7 June 2002 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Libya: Whether Libyan citizens can register their children with a Berber name at Libyan diplomatic missions abroad, including the offices of the Libyan delegation to the United Nations

16 January 2002 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Algeria: Riots which began in April 2001, consequences and situation of the Berbers since the riots

30 August 2001 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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