CAT/C/36/D/181/2001
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Annex
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER
ARTICLE 22, PARAGRAPH 7, OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST
TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING
TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-sixth session
concerning
Communication No. 181/2001
Submitted by:

Suleymane Guengueng et al. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:

Senegal

Date of complaint:

18 April 2001

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 17 May 2006,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 181/2001, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by Suleymane Guengueng et al. under article 22 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all the information made available to it by the complainants
and the State party,
Adopts the following:
Decision of the Committee against Torture under article 22 of the Convention1
1.1
The complainants are Suleymane Guengueng, Zakaria Fadoul Khidir, Issac Haroun,
Younous Mahadjir, Valentin Neatobet Bidi, Ramadane Souleymane and Samuel Togoto Lamaye
(hereinafter “the complainants”), all of Chadian nationality and living in Chad. They claim to be
victims of a violation by Senegal of article 5, paragraph 2, and article 7 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (hereinafter
“the Convention”).
1.2
Senegal ratified the Convention on 21 August 1986 and made the declaration under
article 22 of the Convention on 16 October 1996.
1.3
In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Committee brought
the communication to the attention of the State party on 20 April 2001. At the same time, the

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