A.G. (name withheld) v. Sweden, Communication
No. 140/1999,
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/24/D/140/1999 (2000).
Communication No. 140/1999

Submitted by: A.G. (name withheld)
Alleged victim: The author
State party: Sweden
Date of communication: 14 April 1999
The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 2 May 2000,
Adopts the following:
Decision on admissibility
1. The author of the communication is Mr. A.G., born on 21 March 1967, an
asylum-seeker of Moldovan origin, currently residing in Sweden. The author
claims that he would risk torture if he is returned to the Republic of
Moldova and that his forced return to that country therefore would constitute
a violation by Sweden of article 3 of the Convention. The author is not
represented by counsel.
The facts as presented by the author
2.1 The author states that in December 1991, following the fall of the Soviet
Union and the independence of Moldova, he became active in the Union of
Moldovans of Transnistria. The author joined the Transnistrian
independence army in May 1992 and received training first in Tiraspol and
then in Bender, where he took part for several months in fighting against the
Moldovan army. The author was allegedly arrested on 20 June 1992 by the
Moldovan police, presumably for armed resistence. The author claims that

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