United Nations

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

Distr.: General
4 June 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 788/2016*, **
Communication submitted by:

K.T. (represented by counsel, Shamili Kugathas)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

30 November 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Sri Lanka

At its meeting on 3 May 2019, the Committee, having been informed that the
complainant had voluntarily returned to Sri Lanka and wished to withdraw his
communication, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 788/2016.

* 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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