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Query Responses

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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Cuba: A section of the penal code entitled Abandonment of Functions and its use to punish employees of the government who defect and abandon their positions (2002-May 2003)

21 May 2003 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: Treatment of Cubans who "jump ship" upon their return to Cuba, and penalties for illegal exit

7 April 2000 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: The different types of temporary exit permits issued by the Cuban government which authorize short-term visits abroad; whether the Cuban government issues a separate document authorizing the return of the temporary exit permit holder or whether the exit permit constitutes the return permit; whether a Cuban may lawfully re-enter Cuba if his/her exit permit has expired or whether it would be necessary to obtain a renewed permit from a Cuban embassy or consulate; under what circumstances would the Cuban embassy or consulate not grant extensions or renewals of the permit; what the penalties are for overstaying an exit permit or illegally exiting the country; whether a Cuban who has overstayed an exit permit would be barred from obtaining or less likely to obtain another exit permit in the future; whether there are any cases of Cubans who have arrested or sentenced for overstaying an exit permit; whether it is still illegal for Cubans to make a refugee claim, and if so, whether the legal provision to this effect is enforced and whether Cubans have been charged under this provision (January 1999 to present)

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

Cuba: Information on members of Cuban musical groups who arrive in Canada for performances and defect, and then return to Cuba; on possible Cuban government retribution for defecting, on the possible composition of the musical retinue, and on the accompanying state security agent, if any

1 July 1997 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: Information on the defection of José Luis Callado to Chile in July 1994

1 April 1997 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: Information on the treatment of family members of Cubans who defected and did not return from abroad while on government business

1 August 1996 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: Information on the penalties for defecting from a Cuban airplanes while abroad, and on defection of airline crew members in Canada in 1994

1 May 1995 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: Information on whether the spouse of a defector would have difficulty in obtaining a passport several years after defection occurred

1 May 1993 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: Transcripts of Radio Martí broadcasts dealing with names and/or statements of defectors, December 1991

1 November 1992 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cuba: Information on penalties for defecting while on official travel

1 February 1992 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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