Radivoje Ristic v. Yugoslavia, Communication No.
113/1998, U.N. Doc. CAT/C/26/D/113/1998 (2001).
Communication No. 113/1998

Submitted by: Radivoje Ristic [represented by counsel]
Alleged victim: Milan Ristic (deceased)
State party: Yugoslavia
Date of communication: 22 July 1998
The Committee against Torture, established under Article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 11 May 2001,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 113/1998,
submitted to the Committee against Torture under article 22 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the author
of the communication, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention.
1. The author of the communication, dated 22 July 1998, is Mr. Radivoje
Ristic, a citizen of Yugoslavia, currently residing in Šabac, Yugoslavia. He
claims that an act of torture resulting in the death of his son, Milan Ristic,
was committed by the police and that the authorities have failed to carry out
a prompt and impartial investigation. The communication was transmitted to
the Committee, on behalf of Mr. Ristic, by the Humanitarian Law Center, a
non-governmental organization based in Belgrade.
The facts as submitted by the author
2.1 The author alleges that on 13 February 1995 three policemen (Dragan
Riznic, Uglješa Ivanovic and Dragan Novakovic) arrested Milan Ristic in
Šabac while looking for a murder suspect. One of the officers struck his son
with a blunt object, presumably a pistol or rifle butt, behind the left ear,

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