UNITED
NATIONS

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

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RESTRICTED*
CAT/C/39/D/269/2005
22 November 2007
ENGLISH
Original: FRENCH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Thirty-ninth session
5-23 November 2007
DECISION
Communication No. 269/2005
Submitted by:

Mr. Ali Ben Salem (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Tunisia

Date of complaint:

2 May 2005 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

7 November 2007

Subject matter:

Torture and/or ill-treatment at a police station

Substantive issues:

Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment; obligation of the State party to ensure that the
competent authorities conduct a prompt and impartial
investigation; right to lodge a complaint; right to redress

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies, abuse of the right to
submit complaints

Articles of the Convention:

2, paragraph 1, read in conjunction with 1; 16, paragraph 1;
11, 12, 13 and 14, read separately or in conjunction with 16,
paragraph 1
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* Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture.
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