CAT/C/29/D/204/2002
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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
Twenty-ninth session
concerning
Complaint No. 204/2002
Submitted by:

Mr. Hassan Karbalai Heidar
(represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

Mr. Hassan Karbalai Heidar

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

26 March 2002

Date of present decision:

19 November 2002

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 19 November 2002,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 204/2002, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by Mr. Hassan Karbalai Heidar under article 22 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the author of the
complaint, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following:
Decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention
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The complainant is Mr. Hassan Karbalai Heidar, a citizen of Iran, currently awaiting
deportation from Sweden. He claims that his removal to Iran would constitute 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.

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