CAT/C/37/D/251/2004
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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-seventh session
concerning
Communication No. 251/2004
Submitted by:

A.A. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Switzerland

Date of complaint:

19 July 2004 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

17 November 2006

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 November 2006,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 251/2004, submitted by A.A.
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 complainant
and the State party,
Adopts the following decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention against
Torture:
1.
The complainant, Mr. A.A., an Iranian national born in 1973, is the subject of an
expulsion decision by Switzerland. Although he does not refer to any particular article of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
his allegations appear to raise issues under article 3 of the Convention. He is not represented by
counsel. The Convention entered into force for Switzerland on 2 March 1987.
The facts as submitted by the complainant
2.1
According to the complainant, although he did not engage in any political activities in the
Islamic Republic of Iran, he was repeatedly persecuted by the Iranian authorities because his
family had been politically active against the regime of Ayatollah Khomeini, particularly

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