United Nations

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

Distr.: General
7 June 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 825/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:

T. (represented by counsel, Neda Khansan)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

9 May 2017 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Afghanistan

At its meeting on 3 May 2019, the Committee, having been informed that since the
expulsion order against the complainant had become time-barred, and that he could now
submit a new asylum application in Sweden, decided to discontinue the consideration of
communication No. 825/2017 on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled
to submit a new communication to the Committee in the event of a renewed risk of forcible
removal from the State party’s territory.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-sixth session (23 April–17 May 2019).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu,
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang. Mr.
Hani expressed reservations about the decision, without entering an individual opinion pursuant to
Rule 119 of the Committee’s Rules of Procedure.



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