Mr. X and Mrs. Y (names deleted) v. The Netherlands,
Communication No. 31/1995,
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/15/D/31/1995 (1995)

Communication No. 31/1995
Submitted by: Mr. X and Mrs. Y (names deleted) [represented by counsel]
Alleged victims: The authors
State party: The Netherlands
Date of communication: 19 September 1995
The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 20 November 1995,
Adopts the following:
Decision on admissibility
1. The authors of the communication are Mr. X and Mrs. Y, Georgian
citizens, currently residing in the Netherlands. They claim to be victims of a
violation of article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel,
Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by the Netherlands. They
are represented by counsel.
Facts as submitted
2.1 The authors married in 1991 and a child was born in 1992. In January
1993, X began a homosexual relationship and became a member of an
organization to promote rights for homosexuals and bisexuals. Y states that
she was not aware of her husband's activities.
2.2 In July 1994, after X had spoken in a meeting of this organization, his
house was ransacked by four armed militia men, wearing military uniforms.
They mishandled X and threatened his wife and son. The authors reported the
incident to the police, but state that the police refused to write in the report the

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