CAT UNITED NATIONS Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr. RESTRICTED* CAT/C/20/D/59/1996 19 June 1998 ENGLISH Original: SPANISH COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Twentieth session (4-22 May 1998) VIEWS Communication No. 59/1996 Submitted by: Encarnación Blanco Abad (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: Spain Date of communication: 12 February 1996 Date of adoption of Views: 14 May 1998 [see annex] * Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture. GE.98-16556 (E)

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