Y.S. (name deleted) v. Switzerland,
Communication No. 147/1999,
U.N. Doc. CAT/C/26/D/147/1999 (2001).
Communication No. 147/1999

Submitted by: Y.S. (name deleted) [represented by counsel]
Alleged victim: The author
State party: Switzerland
Date of the communication: 7 October 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 15 May 2001,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 147/1999,
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 by the
author of the communication and the State party,
Adopts the following decision:
1.1 The author of the communication is Mr. Y.S., a Turkish citizen of
Kurdish origin born on 7 June 1953 and currently residing in
Switzerland, where he applied for asylum on 18 June 1998. His
application having been turned down, he maintains that his forcible
repatriation to Turkey would constitute a violation by Switzerland of
article 3 of the Convention against Torture. He is represented by
counsel.

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