CAT/C/32/D/229/2003
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ANNEX

DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22
OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN
OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-second session
Concerning
Communication No. 229/2003

Submitted by:

Mr. H. S. V. (represented by counsel, Mr. Bertil
Malmlöf)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

24 April 2003 (initial submission)

The Committee against Torture, established under Article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment,
Meeting on 12 May 2004,
Adopts the following:
DECISION ON ADMISSIBILITY

1.1

The complainant is Mr. H. S. V., an Iranian national born in 1948, currently

residing in Sweden and awaiting deportation to Iran. He claims that his forcible return
to Iran would amount to a violation by Sweden of article 3 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He is
represented by counsel.
1.2

On 25 April 2001, the Committee forwarded the communication to the State

party for comments, and requested, under Rule 108, paragraph 1, of the Committee’s

Select target paragraph3