CAT/C/63/D/750/2016

United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
7 June 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 750/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

R.H. (represented by counsels, Mathias
Blomberg and Beatrice Rohdin)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

19 May 2016 (initial submission)

Date of adoption of decision:

10 May 2018

Subject matter:

Deportation to the Islamic Republic of Iran

Substantive issues:

Non-refoulement; prevention of torture

Procedural issue:

None

Article of the Convention:

3

1.1
The complainant is R.H., who is an ethnic Kurd and a national of the Islamic
Republic of Iran residing in Sweden. He was born on 25 April 1972 in the Islamic Republic
of Iran, and is represented by counsels, Mathias Blomberg and Beatrice Rohdin. He asserts
that Sweden would violate his rights under article 3 the Convention against Torture and
Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by removing him to the
Islamic Republic of Iran, where he would face persecution due to his political activities
against the Iranian regime. Sweden made the declaration under article 22 of the Convention
in 1986.
1.2
On 20 May 2015, the Committee, acting through its Rapporteur on new complaints
and interim measures, requested the State party not to deport the complainant while the
complaint was being considered.
The facts as presented by the complainant
2.1
The complainant asserts that he and his family were engaged in anti-regime
activities in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Members of his family were imprisoned and
persecuted because of their political views. 1 The complainant’s father owned two shops in
his home city of Kermanshah, where he and his family conducted their political activities.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (23 April–18 May 2018).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
1

Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu,
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang.
The complainant claims that his mother’s brother was arrested and executed for anti-regime activities
(date unknown).

GE.18-09291(E)

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