DRAFT VIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22,
PARAGRAPH 7, OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL,
INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Communication No. 110/1998
Cecilia Rosana Núñez Chipana
(represented by counsel)
Date of communication:
30 April 1998
The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Meeting on 10 November 1998,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 110/1998,
submitted to the Committee against Torture under article 22 of the Convention,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the
author of the communication and the State party,
Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention.
The author of the communication is Cecilia Rosana Núñez Chipana, a
Peruvian citizen detained in Venezuela and subjected to extradition
proceedings at the request of the Government of Peru. She claims that her
forced return to Peru would be a violation by Venezuela of article 3 of the
Convention. She is represented by counsel.
The facts described by the author
The Committee received the first letter from the author
on 30 April 1998. She stated that she was arrested in Caracas
on 16 February 1998 by officials of the Intelligence and Prevention Services
Department (DISIP). The Government of Peru requested her extradition
on 26 February 1998, and extradition proceedings were instituted in the
Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.
The author maintained that the nature of the accusations against her
would place her in the group of persons liable to be subjected to torture.