CAT/C/48/D/453/2011 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 28 June 2012 English Original: Spanish Committee against Torture Communication No. 453/2011 Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-eighth session, 7 May to 1 June 2012 GE.12-43762 (E) Submitted by: Oskartz Gallastegi Sodupe (represented by counsel, Mr. Julen Arzuaga and Ms. Iratxe Urizar) Alleged victim: The author State party: Spain Date of complaint: 20 January 2011 (initial submission) Date of decision: 23 May 2012 Subject matter: Statement obtained under torture Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Prompt and impartial investigation, prohibition of invoking statements obtained under torture as evidence, right to redress Articles of the Convention: 12, 14 and 15. 090712 110712

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