X.Y. (name deleted) v. Switzerland,
Communication No. 128/1999,
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/26/D/128/1999 (2001).
Communication No. 128/1999
Submitted by: X.Y. (name deleted) [represented by counsel]
Alleged victim: The author
State party: Switzerland
Date of the communication: 2 March 1999
The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 15 May 2001,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 128/1999,
submitted to the Committee against Torture 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 by the
author of the communication and the State party,
Adopts the following decision:
1.1 The author of the communication, Mr. X.Y., born on 20 March
1960, is a Syrian national of Kurdish origin. He currently resides in
Switzerland, where he applied for political asylum. His application
was rejected, and he maintains that his forcible repatriation to the
Syrian Arab Republic would constitute a violation by Switzerland of
article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He has asked the Committee
to take emergency measures, since at the time he submitted his
communication he was liable to imminent expulsion. He is
represented by counsel.

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