Z.Z. (name withheld) v. Canada
Communication No. 123/1998
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/26/D/123/1998 (2001).

Communication No. 123/1998

Submitted by : Z.Z. (name withheld) [represented by counsel]
Alleged victim: The author
State party: Canada
Date of communication: 11 November 1998
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. 123/1998,
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 to it by the
author of the communication, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention.
1.1 The author of the communication, dated 11 November 1998, is
Mr. Z.Z., a citizen of Afghanistan, born on 8 July 1948. He was
deported to Afghanistan on 27 November 1998, following a
conviction for drug offences in Canada. He claims that his
deportation to Afghanistan constitutes a violation by Canada of the
Convention. He is represented by counsel.
1.2 In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the
Committee transmitted the communication to the State party on 11

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