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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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Iraq: Situation of religious minorities, including practitioners of "Zoroastrianism" and [Yazidi]; treatment by other groups (including the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, ISIS) and the government; state protection (2011-July 2014)

10 July 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Iraq : information sur la situation des minorités religieuses, y compris les adeptes du zoroastrisme et les yézidis [yazidis]; information sur le traitement que leur réservent les autres groupes (y compris le groupe armé État islamique [Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham - ISIS]) et le gouvernement; protection offerte par l'État (2011-juillet 2014)

10 July 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Iran: 1. Please list the basic religious beliefs of Zoroastrians and the names of any key religious texts. 2. What is the formal procedure to convert to Zoroastrianism? 3. How would one practice as a Zoroastrian in Tehran? Are there places of worship and if so where? Is there a requirement to attend particular religious ceremonies or gatherings, or is it a matter of purely private practice? 4. Please provide any reports in the last few years of Muslims converting to Zoroastrianism in Iran. 5. If there are any reports, is there any information as to how the government perceives conversions to this particular religion and how converts to it are treated?

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

Turquie : information sur la foi alévie, ses principes, ses croyances, ses rites et ses pratiques (1995-2005)

7 April 2005 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Iran : mise à jour de IRN30938.E du 8 janvier 1999 concernant le traitement réservé aux disciples de l'école de pensée islamique soufie, notamment de l'information indiquant si des fermetures de temples soufis en Iran ont été signalées depuis 1999

12 September 2003 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Iran: Information on women, religious freedom, and ethnic minorities

15 July 2002 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Information on why the Iranian Embassy in Canada requires "an original certificate proving that the non-Muslim woman has converted to Islam" when registering the marriage between an Iranian man and a foreign woman, in light of a 2000 circular issued by the Registration Department in Iran that abolished questions of religion on application to register a marriage

1 October 2001 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: Treatment of Muslims who have converted to Christianity; whether Muslim extremists force them to reconvert to Islam; and any state protection available to Christians (since 1997)

1 May 1999 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Iran: Whether the Catholic Church baptizes Muslims and converts them to Christianity, and whether Tehran has a Catholic church called Marmariam Church

1 December 1998 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Iran: Information on Zoroastrian rituals and traditions, especially the December festival of Yalda and the rituals related to conversion to the Zoroastrian faith from Islam; information on whether it is a common practice for Zoroastrians to have Zoroastrian religious symbols tattooed on their bodies, and whether such tattooing is associated with the process of conversion to the Zoroastrian faith; information on the identity of the current head of Iran's Zoroastrian Association

1 March 1998 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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