Resource Information Center: Query Responses

Archived Content

The information on this page is out of date. However, some of the content may still be useful, so we have archived the page.

Queries are short responses to specific inquiries received from asylum officers and other branches of the Immigration. Responses may consist of photocopies of articles or may be a short narrative based on staff research and/or information from experts. On the website, only the query response is available. The attachments referenced in a query will not be available on the Internet.


Afghanistan: Information on Activities of Ismailis Loyal to Sayed Kayan (July 7, 2004)

Afghanistan: Information on Taliban Activity in Afghanistan After the Fall of the Taliban Regime in November 2001 (January 5, 2004)

Afghanistan: Information on Hezb-e Wahdat (May 27, 2003)

Afghanistan: Information on Situation of Hazaras in Post-Taliban Afghanistan (April 4, 2003)

Afghanistan: Background on the anti-Taliban group, the Northern Alliance (December 14, 1999)


Albania: Information on persecution and human rights abuses by the Albanian military against the Albanian people during the 1980s (September 15, 2000)

Albania: Questions on the Movement for Legality Party and the SHIK (March 9, 1998)

  Algeria: National Military Service (October 4, 1999)

Algeria: Whether wives and/or family members of high-level FIS members face a well-founded fear of persecution if returned to Algeria  (July 9, 1999)


Angola: Current political and human rights conditions in Angola (December 4, 2000)

Angola: Information on human rights violations by the Angolan Air Force specifically in connection with MI-8 and MI-17 helicopters (October 14, 2000 )

Angola: Information on forcible military recruitment by the Angolan government (October 13, 2000)

Angola: Angolan Civil War and NOS UNIDOS (November 15, 1999)


Argentina: Information on Political, Economic and Human Rights Conditions (June 11, 2002)


Armenia: Information on the Treatment of Individuals of Mixed Armenian and Azeri Heritage (July 20, 2000)

Armenia: The Armenian National Movement and ¿Husos Paros¿ (August 31, 1999)

Armenia: 1) Groups currently at risk in Armenia, 2) Armenia’s present position on Nagorno-Karabakh (June 24, 1998)

  Azerbaijan: Information On The Treatment Of Homosexuals (November 4, 1998)
  Bangladesh: Information on the Situation of Women Who Have Children Who Are Born Out of Wedlock (June 25, 2001)
  Bangladesh: Information on the Situation of Rohingya Refugees (March 28, 2001)
  Bangladesh: Bangladesh Diplomat, The 1975 Coup d’Etat and Mujibur Rahman (March 20, 1998)
  Belarus: Information on the treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses
  Benin: Information On Voodoo Practices (January 28, 1999)
  Bulgaria: Information on the use of torture since the United Democratic Forces have come to power and the current treatment of dissidents under Zhivkov (July 15, 1998)
Burkina Faso
  Burkina Faso: HIV Positive People; Domestic Violence (July 28, 1998)
Burma [Myanmar]

Burma (Myanmar): Information on the Chin National Front / Chin National Army (February 26, 2004)

Burma [Myanmar]: Information on Ethnic Minorities, Democracy Movement (June 24, 2002)

Burma [Myanmar]: Information on Exit and Return (July 12, 2001)

Burma [Myanmar]: Information on the Situation of Rohingyas (March 28, 2001)

Burma [Myanmar]: Chronology Of Burmese Major Opposition Groups (August 17, 2000)

Burma [Myanmar]: Information on Rohingya refugees (December 7, 1999)

Burma [Myanmar]: Information On 1) Whether The Government Maintains Lists Of Political Dissidents, 2) Existing Exit Control Procedures Of The Burmese Government, And 3) The Ability Of A Government Opponent To Obtain An Exit Permit. (February 1, 1999)

Burma [Myanmar]: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)/ State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)/ National League for Democracy (NLD)/Burmese Dissidents (September 17, 1998)


Cambodia: Information on PG Jail in Phnom Penh from 1979-1981 (May 13, 2003)

Cambodia: Information on Cambodian Freedom Fighters (CFF) (March 17, 2003)


Cameroon: Information on Ambazonia, Cameroon Democratic Party, Social Democratic Front (SDF), and Anti-Gang [Brigade] (December 20, 2002)

Cameroon: Information on Treatment of Homosexuals (November 21, 2002)

Cameroon: Information on the Relationship Between the Anglophone and Francophone Communities (October 16, 2002)

Cameroon: Information on Forced or Arranged Marriage (October 16, 2002)

Cameroon: Information on Rape of Anglophone Women (October 5, 2002)

Cameroon: Information on the takeover of the Buea radio station in December 1999 by the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) (December 8, 2000)

Cameroon: Information on the Centre National d'Etudes et de Recherches (CENER) and the Director of Propaganda/Information for the Social Democratic Front (SDF) in 1995 (December 10, 1998)


China: Information on Treatment of Family and Relatives of Falun Gong Adherents (25 February 2004)

China: Information on Return to China After Having Children Abroad (21 January 2004)

China: Information on Non-Immigrant Visa Interviews (April 3, 2003)

Tibet [China]: Information on Chushi Gangdruk [Gangdrug] (January 22, 2003)

China: Information on Islamic Reformist Party or Islamic Isalahatcilar (October 10, 2002)

China: Information on The Ministry of National Security's Activities in Hong Kong (August 22, 2002)

China: Information on Procedures for Applying for and Traveling on Passports, Including Documentation, Bank Guaranties, Bearers' Signatures, and Exit Stamps (August 19, 2002)

China: Information on Treatment of Returning Peasants and Workers Who Violated the One-child Family Planning Policy While Abroad (June 12, 2002)

China: Information on Forced Exile and Travel Restrictions (May 31, 2002)

China: Information on Involvement of PLA Officers in Pro-democracy Demonstrations in China in 1989 and Information on the Newspaper "Daily Universal News" (May 15, 2001)

China: Information on the One Child Policy, Particularly in Shandong Province (May 11, 2001)

China: Information on Identifying Prison Detainees by Number (March 5, 2001)

China: Information on Treatment of Homosexuals (March 1, 2001)

China: Family Planning (April 16, 1999)

China: Information on Relocation (January 4, 1999)

China: Repatriated Illegal Emigrants (December 17, 1998)

China: Family Planning (October 22, 1998)

China: 1) Affiliating With Foreign Churches While Abroad 2) Information On Whether Chinese Companies Hold Passports Of Chinese Workers Overseas (October 13, 1998)

China: Questions on Family Registries (October 6, 1998)


Colombia: Information on Business Security Fronts under President Uribe (March 4, 2004)

Colombia: Information on the Infiltration of the Communist Youth (JUCO) by Police 1993-1995 and the Targeting of Police by Guerrillas (March 4, 2004)

Colombia: Information on the Comandos Armados del Pueblo (CAP) in Medellín (August 27, 2003)

Colombia: Information on Illegal Armed Groups (August 12, 2003)

Colombia: Information Regarding Political Violence and Voting Practices in Colombia (July 21, 2003)

Colombia: Information on the Former Guerrilla Group M-19 (March 25, 2003)

Colombia: Information on Specifically Targeted and Vulnerable Groups (January 8, 2003)

Colombia: Information on Judicial System and Staffing of Municipal Courts (September 10, 2002)

Colombia: Information on the Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS), Security Administrative Department (August 11, 2002)

Colombia: Information on Prospects for Avoiding Threats from Armed Groups by Relocating In-Country (May 20, 2002)

Colombia: Information on Threats to Evangelical Christians (10 May 2002)

Colombia: Information on Brigadas de Salud (Health Brigades) and Threats Against Those Who Participate in Them. (May 2, 2002)

Colombia: Information on People Involved in the Pharmaceutical Industry as Potential Targets for Kidnapping and Extortion by Guerrilla Groups (March 11, 2002)

Colombia: Information on Juntas de Acción Comunal (JACs), Community Action Boards (October 11, 2001)

Colombia: Information on Political Violence and Civil Conflict (July 11, 2001)

Colombia: Kidnapping and extortion by armed groups in urban and suburban areas (January 3, 2000)

  Croatia: Information on Citizenship for Ethnic Croatians (February 24, 2000)
Congo, Democratic Republic of [Kinshasa, former Zaire]

Congo, Democratic Republic of [Kinshasa, former Zaire]: Information on the Special Presidential Division (DSP), Human Rights Violations Under Mobutu Regime Between 1970 and 1991, and the Role of DSP in Violations Against Luba People in the Shaba Region (December 17, 2002)

Congo, Democratic Republic of [Kinshasa, former Zaire]: Information on the Role of the Immigration Services in Security Functions in the DRC and Control of Migration by DRC Immigration Service (September 21, 2001)

Congo, Democratic Republic of [Kinshasa, former Zaire]: Information on whether there is ethnic cleansing of Kasai residents country-wide, whether former officers and/or family members of the Mobutu government would be at risk, and whether or not membership in a political opposition group outside the DRC would cause punishment by Kabila in the DRC (August 19, 1999)

Congo, Democratic Republic of [Kinshasa, former Zaire]: Information on whether members of the Baluba ethnic group are at risk of harm because of their ethnicity and support of Etienne Tshisekedi (June 16, 1999)  

Congo, Democratic Republic of [Kinshasa, former Zaire]: Information on the current status & treatment of former Mobutu government officials and their family members; and 2) Information on the current status of Banza Mukalay, Vice-President of Mobutu’s MPR Party (May 8, 1998)  

Congo, Repubic of [Brazzaville]
  Congo, Republic of [Brazzaville]: Information on the human rights situation and the Ninja militia (November 14, 2000)

Cuba: Information on Government-Sponsored Petition to Amend the Constitution (August 13, 2002)

Cuba: Information on a Religious Group Believing in Miraculous Properties of Water (June 8, 2000)

Cuba: Movimiento por la Democracia en Cuba (MDC) (May 30, 2000)

Cuba: Movimiento 24 de Febrero (May 18, 2000)

Cuba: Organization formed by people repatriated to the island (May 5, 2000)

Cuba: Status of Homosexuals (August 9, 1999)

Cuba: The Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia and the Consejo Unitario de Trabajadores Cubanos (August 7, 1998)

Cuba: Dissidents and Political Organizations (December 15, 1997)

Cuba: Information on the Liga Cívica Martiana (December 2, 1997)

Cuba: Background on the Social Christian Party and the Christian Democratic Party (October 27, 1997)

  Djibouti: Information on Oromo Refugees and Immigrants (July 20, 2001)


  Egypt: Information on 1) whether the traffic police is a separate force from the Central Security Forces (CSF) and State Security Investigations (SSI) in Egypt, 2) whether the traffic police have any connection with or influencever the police who investigate crimes in Egypt, 3) whether it is likely that a Roman Catholic would be hired as a traffic police officer in Egypt (8 June 1999)

Egypt: Information on the Islamic Fundamentalist group al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (August 25, 1998)

El Salvador

El Salvador: Information on Human Rights Record of the Batallón JRRL, JRRL Battalion, of the Destacamiento Militar 2 (DM2), Military Detachment 2 (September 6, 2002)

El Salvador: Information on Recovery and Reconstruction since the Earthquakes of 2001 (May 21, 2002)

El Salvador: Information on Salvadorans Who Return to El Salvador From the United States (December 28, 2001)

El Salvador: Information on the Centro Técnico de Instrucción Policial (CETIPOL), Technical Center of Police Instruction (October 2, 2001)

El Salvador: Information on the Role of Detectives in the National Police during the Civil War (September 19, 2001)

El Salvador: Information on the Presidential Guard (August 29, 2001)

El Salvador: Information on the Federación Cristiana de Campesinos Salvadoreños (FECCAS), Christian Federation of Salvadoran Peasants (August 23, 2001)

El Salvador: Information on the Mariona Prison, Formally Named La Esperanza, in San Salvador (August 21, 2001)

El Salvador: Information on the Role of the Civil Defense During the War (February 8, 2001)

El Salvador: Information on the Salvadoran Navy (January 16, 2001)

El Salvador: FMLN Guerrilla Attacks on Infrastructure and Commerce in San Miguel and the Response of the El Salvadoran Armed Forces Third Brigade (November 20, 2000)

El Salvador: The Role of ORDEN in the El Salvadoran Civil War (October 16, 2000)

El Salvador: Centro de Entrenamiento Militar de la Fuerza Armada (CEMFA), Military Training Center of the Armed Forces (June 28, 2000)

El Salvador: Human Rights Violations by the National Police during the Initial Years of the Civil War (June 22, 2000)

El Salvador: Human rights records of the National Guard (Guardia Nacional) and the Liberators Battalion of the Treasury Police (Batallón de Libertadores, Policía de Hacienda) during the 1980s (February 22, 2000)

El Salvador: Information on Common Law Marriages (January 20, 2000)


Eritrea: Information on the Kunama ethnic group (May 13, 2003)

Eritrea: Information on the Persecution of Evangelical Christians in Asmara, Eritrea (January 28, 2003)

Eritrea: Information on expulsion from Eritrea of individuals of mixed Ethiopian-Eritrean origin (October 4, 2000)

Eritrea: Information on whether Eritrean nationality has changed in light of deportations from Ethiopia (July 13, 1999)

Eritrea: Information on Eritreans who have completed National Service being recalled for military duty during the current border dispute with Ethiopia (November 9, 1998)

Eritrea: Status of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrea (December 17, 1997)


Ethiopia: Information on Maikelawi [also Maekelawi/Ma'ekelawi] Prison; and on "Central Prison" and "Woyane Prison" (November 27, 2002)

Ethiopia: Information on the Treatment of Persons of Eritrean Origin in Ethiopia Since the Signing of the Algiers Peace Accord in December 2000 (30 May 2001)

Ethiopia: Information on the Oromo Ethnic Group, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), and the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO) (18 April 2001)

Ethiopia: Information on the Hadiya ethnic group (January 10, 2001)

Ethiopia: Information on kebelle (kebele) control of the population in Ethiopia; and freedom to travel for Ethiopians of Eritrean origin or heritage (January 10, 2001)

Ethiopia: Information on the possible arrest and deportation of Ethiopian-citizen spouses and dependants of "ethnic Eritreans" (October 20, 2000)

Ethiopia: Information on Civil Administrators that served under the Mengistu regime (January 10, 2000)

Ethiopia: Information on the Ethiopian Netsanet Democratic Party (ENDP) (December 14, 1999)

Ethiopia: Background Information on the Mengistu Regime during the Red Terror (December 28, 1999)

Ethiopia: Treatment of Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) associates in Ethiopia and Eritrea (November 10, 1999)

Ethiopia: Information on the Oromo Liberation United Front (October 26, 1999)

Ethiopia: Whether AAPO Issues Membership Cards (October 28, 1998)

Ethiopia: Information On The Present Treatment In Ethiopia Of Ethiopian Citizens Of Eritrean Ethnicity Who Have Received Military Training In Eritrea (October 14, 1998)

Ethiopia and the Oromo People: Is it possible to determine whether an Ethiopian is an ethnic Oromo by the individual’s last name? What religion or religions are practiced by ethnic Oromos in Ethiopia? (April 28, 1998)



Gambia: Information on residence and citizenship status by marriage to a Gambian citizen and the legality of Islamic marriage (October 10, 2000)



Georgia: Information on the Political and Human Rights Situation - Update (February 22, 2001)

Georgia: Information on the Treatment of Jews in Georgia (February 6, 2000)

Georgia: Information on the Treatment of Ethnic Russians (May 25, 2000)


  Ghana: Information on citizenship or permanent residency by marriage (July 20, 1999)

Ghana: Information on the "Queen Mother" tradition among the Kwahu people of Ghana (October 18, 1999)

Ghana: Information on eunuch "bathers" of Queen Mothers among the Ashanti (April 21, 2000)

  Greece: Information on Identity Cards for "Greeks of Hellenic Descent" (May 18, 2000)



Guatemala: Information on the Re-emergence of Civil Patrols in Post-War Guatemala (January 16, 2003)

Guatemala: Information on Military Commissioners and Human Rights Abuses (July 29, 2002)

Guatemala: Information on Land Conflicts (June 26, 2002)

Guatemala: Information on the Availability of Mental Health Services (May 15, 2002)

Guatemala: Information on the Policia Militar Ambulante (PMA) (February 4, 2002)

Guatemala: The situation facing the disabled, particularly persons with speech and hearing loss (January 25, 2000)

Guatemala: Information on Common Law Marriages (January 20, 2000)

Guatemala: Kaibiles and the Massacre at Las Dos Erres (February 2, 2000)

Guatemala: Status of Land Issues for Returning Refugees and Internally Displaced (August 18, 1999)

Guatemala: Status of the Demobilization of Security Forces and Guerrillas Called for by the Peace Accords (June 22, 1999)

Guatemala: The Significance Of The Term Judiciales And The Context In Which It Has Been Used (November 2, 1998)

  Republic of Guinea (Conakry): Information on the Parti Liberal Democratique or Liberal Democratic Party (January 28, 2000)
  Guyana: Information on the Treatment of Criminal Deportees (February 12, 2004)

Haiti: Information on the Armed Revolt (March 4, 2004)

Haiti: Information on Members of the Group of 184 (February 13, 2004)

Haiti: Information on Political and Human Rights Developments: January 2002 - June 2003 (July 30, 2003)

Haiti: Information on Conditions in Jérémie in November and December 2001 (November 15, 2002)

Haiti: Information on Political Developments during 2001 and Early 2002 in the Area of Cap-Haïtien in Northern Haiti (May 14, 2002)

Haiti: Information on Risks and Criminal Charges Faced by Former Military and Police upon Return to Haiti (April 30, 2002)

Haiti: Information on Conditions in Haitian Prisons and Treatment of Criminal Deportees (2nd Response) (February 12, 2002)

Haiti: Information on Conditions in Haitian Prisons and Treatment of Criminal Deportees (July 2, 2001)

Haiti: Human Rights Abuses Directed at CEP Members, Other Electoral Workers, and Members of the Political Opposition (January 20, 2000)

Haiti: Information on Human Rights Abuses by CIMO (August 12, 1999)

Haiti: Activity At The Casernes Dessalines During The 1986-1989 Period (May 1998)


Honduras: Information on Mental Health Care (November 15, 2002)

Honduras: Information on the Current Status of Reconstruction Following Hurricane Mitch in 1998 (March 2002)

Honduras: Honduran Army And Its Infiltration Of Campesino Groups and Persecution Of Former Officers (October 14, 1998)

Honduras: Risk to Potential Witnesses / Whistleblowers on Military Abuse (January 15, 1998)

Honduras: Treatment of the Disabled (December 19, 1997)


India: Information on Treatment of Human Rights Activists in Punjab (September 4, 2003)

India: Information on Tibetan Refugees and Settlements (May 30, 2003)

India: Information on Treatment of Members of the Akali Dal (Mann) Party in Punjab (May 16, 2003)

India: Information on Relocation of Sikhs from Punjab to Other Parts of India (May 16, 2003)

India: Information on Punjab after the Insurgency (August 2, 2002)

India: Possible Mistreatment of Tibetan Refugees in Darjeeling by Ethnic Nepali Nationalist Groups such as Ghorka National Liberation Front and Ghorka Student Union (January 5, 2000)

India: Information on Whether There Was Any Terrorist Activity in the Jalandhar District of the Punjab in 1996 (June 22, 1999)


Indonesia: Information on Attacks by Muslims Against a Chinese Christian Neighborhood in Jakarta in September 2002, and Police Protection of Chinese Christians in Jakarta (November 14, 2003)

Indonesia: Information on Treatment of Ethnic Chinese (May 17, 2002)

Indonesia: Information on ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (July 23, 1999)


Iran: Information on Conversion from Islam to Christianity (November 14, 2002)

Iran: Information on Women, Religious Freedom, and Ethnic Minorities (July 15, 2002)

Iran: Availability Of Pork (November 16, 1998)


Iraq: Information on the Post-War Situation [2003] and on the Christian Community (May 19, 2003)

Iraq: Information on Language of Instruction at Mosul University (January 28, 2003)

Iraq: Information on Treatment of Assyrian and Chaldean Christians (January 15, 2003)

Iraq: Information on Removal of Minor Children from Mother by Husband's Family in Iraqi Kurdistan if Husband Dies (June 3, 2002)

Iraq: Information on Followers of Ayatollah Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr (May 23, 2002)

Iraq: Information on Chaldean Christians, illegal exit and return (June 28, 2000)

Iraq: Chaldean Christians (June 27, 2000)

  Jamaica: Jamaican Posses (September 22, 1999)
  Kenya: Safina party (July 12, 1999)
  Kyrgyzstan: Status of Cossacks, Russians, and Russian Orthodox (December 3, 1998)
  Latvia: Information On The Treatment Of Journalists Uncovering Human Rights Abuses By The Government (June 23, 1998)

Lebanon: Information on Lebanese Forces Militia (November 6, 2002)

Lebanon: Information on Shi'ite Customs Regarding Premarital Sex; Honor Killings; the Quran on Premarital Sex (June 14, 2002)

Lebanon: Information on South Lebanese Army (SLA) Members and their Families after the Israeli Withdrawal from Southern Lebanon in May 2000 (February 21, 2002)


Liberia: Information on the Treatment of Homosexuals, Persons with Mental Illness, Liberians of American Descent, and Criminal Deportees in Liberia (August 29, 2001)

Liberia: Information on the Role of Liberia's National Security Agency (NSA) Since the Election of Charles Taylor as President in 1997 (March 28, 2001)

Liberia: Information on obtaining a Liberian passport and U.S. non-immigrant visa (January 10, 2001)

Liberia: Information on the Krahn ethnic group (October 5, 2000)

Liberia: Information on the Special Security Service (October 5, 2000)

Liberia: Information on the physical markings of various ethnic groups (October 5, 2000)

Liberia: Information on the Liberia Unification Party (LUP), treatment of LUP members, treatment of family members of LUP members, and the possible execution of LUP activists in 1994 (August 23, 1999)

Liberia: Information on the Liberian National Security Agency (NSA) from 1982 through 1997 (August 23, 1999)

Liberia: Information on obtaining a laissez passer document at a Liberian consulate (July 20, 1999)

Liberia: Information on the current status of the National Teacher¿s Association of Liberia (NTAL) (February 2, 1999)

Liberia: Information On Whether Ethnic Manos, Who Did Not Support The National Patriotic Front Of Liberia (NPFL) During The War, Are Currently At Risk Of Harm Or Torture By The Taylor Government Upon Returning To Liberia (January 13, 1999)

Liberia: Information On Whether An Individual Who Is Ethnic Mandingo Would Currently Be At Risk Of Harm Or Torture, On Account Of Their Ethnicity, By The Taylor Government (January 13, 1999)

Liberia: Information On Which Ethnic Group An Individual Would Identify With, If His Mother Was A Mandingo And His Father Was A Mano (January 13, 1999)

Liberia: Ability to travel into and out of Liberia from April 1995 to April 1997 (April 9, 1998)

  Libya: Questions on business practices and freedom of travel (December 9, 1999)
  Mali: Information on individuals who are HIV Positive (November 6, 1999)
  Mauritania: Information on the treatment of male homosexuals (January 12, 2000)

Mauritania: Mauritanian Citizenship (September 7, 1999)

Mauritania: Information on the status and activities of the Comité d¿Initiative pour la Développement du Fouta (CIDF) (July 6, 1999)


Mexico: Information on Witnesses to Corruption and Other Illegal Practices (May 17, 1999)

Mexico: Violence Against Members Of Indigenous Groups In Oaxaca (January 15, 1998)

Nepal: Information on the Nepalese National Police Force (July 18, 2003)

Nepal: Information on Tibetans in Nepal (June 9, 2003)

Nepal: Information on Treatment of Tibetans (March 22, 2002)

Nepal: Information on the Issuance of Refugee Travel Documents by the Nepalese Government (May 2, 2001)

Nepal: Information on Yolmo Sherpa (March 3, 2000)


Nicaragua: Information on Dissidents in the Political Party, Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN), Sandinista National Liberation Front (February, 23 2003)

Nicaragua: Information on Nicaraguan Armed Groups (January 23, 2002)

Nicaragua: Information on the November 2001 Presidential and Legislative Elections (October 25, 2001)

  Nigeria: Information on the "Egbesu Boys of Africa" and the "Niger Delta Volunteer Force" (January 14, 2000)

Nigeria: Information on the persecution of National Democratic Coalition members in Nigeria (October 27, 1999)

Nigeria: Information on whether or not a deportee with a past drug conviction in the United States will be tortured in prison upon return to Nigeria under the present interim government of Abubakar (March 8, 1999)

Nigeria: MAD, Arrests of political opponents following the death of Ibrahim Abacha (April 14, 1998)


Pakistan: Information on Mohajir/Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Altaf (MQM-A) (February 9, 2004)

Pakistan: Pakistan People¿s Party and Muslim League activists in Pakistan (January 13, 2000)


Palestinian Territory, Occupied: Information on Palestinian Authority Passports (May 20, 2002)

Israel / Occupied Territories / Jordan: Return of a Palestinian to the Occupied Territories who has been in the U.S. since 1991; Ability of a non-Jordanian-citizen Palestinian man married to a Jordanian woman to obtain Jordanian citizenship (November 24, 1999)

Palestine/Occupied Territories: Information On Passports Issued By The Palestine National Authority (December 17, 1998)


Peru: Information on Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path, SL) Activity Since 1999 (January 27, 2003)

Peru: Information on Treatment of Sexual Minorities (January 16, 2003)

Peru: Governmental Actions Against Individuals Suspected of Involvement in the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) (December 7, 2000)

  Qatar: Information on Homosexuals (May 8, 2001)
  Romania: Information on Pentecostals and other Religious Minorities (February 7, 2001)

Russia: Information on the Treatment of Jews in the Russian Federation (February 6, 2001)

Russia: Information on Discriminatory Practices in Providing Health Care to the Mentally Ill (April 18, 2000)

Russia: Cossacks and their role in Sochi (Krasnodar Krai) (August 27,1999)

Russia: Terek Cossacks: Are they at risk for persecution? (August 5, 1999)

Russian Federation: Information On The Treatment Of Ethnic Russians In Chechnya And The Treatment Of Ethnic Russians Who Have Fled Chechnya And Are Attempting To Resettle In One Of The Larger Cities In The Russian Federation. (August 5, 1998)

Russia: Information on the treatment of homosexuals in Russia, including imprisonment and involuntary medical treatment, and the situation of HIV-positive citizens of Russia. (May 8, 1998)

  Rwanda: Information on the Role of the Interhamwe [Also Interahamwe] Militia and the Use of Roadblocks During the 1994 Rwandan Genocide (August 14, 2001)
  Rwanda: Hutu and Tutsi intermarriage (March 21, 2000)

Rwanda: List of individuals involved in the genocide (December 30, 1999)

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Information on the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR) (16 June 2004)

Saudi Arabia/Yemen: Information on Return to Saudi Arabia or Yemen of Individuals Suspected of Involvement in the 9/11 Terrorist Hijackings in the U.S. (December 18, 2002)

Saudi Arabia: Information on "Laissez Passer" and the Al-Enezi Bedouins (February 14, 2001)

  Senegal: Questions About The Mouvement Des Forces Democratiques (MFDC) In Senegal (October 1, 1998)
Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Information on the 1997 coup d'etat, ECOMOG harassment of civilians, and the current situation in Sierra Leone (January 5, 2000)

Sierra Leone: Background information on the Republic of Sierra Leone Military Force (RSLMF) and the conflict in Sierra Leone in general (December 22, 1999)

Sierra Leone: Information on Dr. W. E. Taylor and the July 25, 1999 Sierra Leone prisoner amnesty/release, including the status of former President Momoh (August 16, 1999)

  Singapore: Human Rights situation of homosexuals (December 20, 1999)

Somalia: Information on repatriation of Somali refugees (February 9, 2001)

Somalia: Birth certificates (May 9, 2000)

Somalia: Information on the Digfeer Nursing School in Mogadishu (October 15, 1999)

Somalia: Somali National Movement from its inception through the present (August 25, 1999)

Somalia: Government Policy Towards The Isaaq Clan, Somalia (January 9, 1998)

Somalia: National Security Service Prison (Godka), Mogadishu, Somalia (January 8,1998)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Information on Moors, Particularly in Beruwala (August 20, 2003)

Sri Lanka: Information on Treatment of Moors (Muslims) by Sinhalese and Tamils (September 10, 2002)

Sri Lanka: Information On The Current Status Of The People's Liberation Front (Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna - JVP) In The South Of Sri Lanka (December 2, 1998)

  Sudan: Information on Human Rights Violations in Juba Circa 1963; Human Rights Violations Linked to the Republican Guard Between 1966 and 1969; Forcing Compliance of Tribal Leaders with Nimeiri's Policies Between 1983 and 1985; and Execution of Soldiers by the Sudanese Military from 1985 to 1989. (December 31, 2002)
  Tanzania: Democratic Party Of Tanzania (DP)/Government Treatment Of DP Members Or Political Opponents/Sungusungu (April 28, 1998)
  Togo: Information On The Practice Of Female Circumcision Or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Among The Mina Ethnic Group (November 4, 1998)
  Tunisia: Information On The Status Of Christian Conversions In Tunisia (November 6, 1998)

Turkey: Information on the Islamic Welfare Party (IWP) and Islamic Virtue Party (IVP) and Protests Against the Headdress Ban (December 19, 2000)

Turkey: Information On Conversion From Islam To Christianity (October 27, 1998)

Turkey: Information On The Practice Of Circumcision Among Kurds (October 27, 1998)


Uganda: Information on the Human Rights Group Known as "Human Rights Africa/Uganda" (December 11, 2002)

Uganda: Information on the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Human Rights Record of Government Security Forces (April 12, 2001)

Uganda: Information on the Uganda Federal Democratic Alliance (UFEDA), its status and any potential terrorist activities in 1997-1998 (July 22, 1999)


Ukraine: Information on Protests Held by the Rukh Party (September 1, 2000)

Ukraine: Information on whether a person born and raised in Ukraine, who was outside the country at the time of Ukraine’s declaration of independence, would be eligible for Ukrainian citizenship. (July 1, 1998)

  Uzbekistan: Information On The Treatment Of Crimean Tatars (June 11, 1998)

Venezuela: Information on the Independent Media and Journalists (28 July 2004)

Venezuela: Background Information on the Referendum Process (October 27, 2003)

Venezuela: Information on Threats by Bolivarian Circles (April 28, 2003)

Venezuela: Background Information on the Bolivarian Circles and the MBR-200 (April 21, 2003)

Venezuela: Information on Persecution of Chávez Dissidents (November 21, 2002)

Venezuela: Information on the Autodefensas Unidas de Venezuela (AUV) (November 7, 2002)

Venezuela: Information on Círculos Bolivarianos (Bolivarian Circles) (April 30, 2002)


Yemen: Information on Return to Yemen of Individuals Suspected of Involvement in the 9/11 Terrorist Hijackings in the U.S. (April 24, 2003)

Saudi Arabia/Yemen: Information on Return to Saudi Arabia or Yemen of Individuals Suspected of Involvement in the 9/11 Terrorist Hijackings in the U.S. (December 18, 2002)

Yemen: Information on Human Rights Abuses by the Yemen Socialist Party (YSP) in the Former South Yemen (September 13, 2002)


Yugoslavia: Information on Student Political Activists since the fall of Milosevic (February 6, 2001)

Yugoslavia: Information on early Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) terrorist activity (September 15, 2000)

Yugoslavia: 1.) Information on risk factors for those with connections to the United States, especially those who have been in the United States through the NATO bombing. 2.) Current information on compulsory military service (July 2, 1999)

Yugoslavia: Information On Those With Connections To The United States, Especially Those Who Have Been Granted Asylum Status. (March 10, 1999)

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