CAT/C/32/D/243/2004
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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-second session

Concerning
Communication No. 243/2004
Submitted by:

Mr. S.A (represented by counsel, Mr. Ingemar Sahlström)

Alleged victim:

Mr. S.A.

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

4 January 2004

The Committee agains t Torture, established under Article 17 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 6 May 2004,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 243/2004, submitted to the
Committee aga inst Torture by Mr. S.A., 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
complainant, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following:

DECISION ON ADMISSIBILITY

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The complainant is Mr. S.A., a Bangladeshi citizen, born on 15 February 1966,
currently residing in Sweden, where he has sought asylum. He claims that his
removal to Bangladesh1 upon rejection of his refugee claim would constitute a
violation of article 3 of the Convention by Sweden2 . He is represented by counsel.

1

The Convention entered into force for Bangladesh on 4 November 1998, but the State party has not
ratified article 22 of the Convention.
2
The Convention entered into force for Sweden on 26 June 1987, and the State party has ratified the
Committee’s competence under article 22 of the Convention.

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