CAT/C/30/D/198/2002 page 2 Annex VIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22 OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT Thirtieth session concerning Communication No. 198/2002 Submitted by: A.A. Alleged victim: A.A. State party: Netherlands Date of complaint: 10 October 2001 (initial submission) The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Meeting on 30 April 2003, Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 198/2002, submitted to the Committee against Torture by Mr. A.A. 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 complaint, his counsel and the State party, Adopts the following: Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention 1.1 The petitioner is A.A., a Sudanese citizen, born on 11 November 1968, currently residing in the Netherlands, where he has requested asylum. He claims that his removal to Sudan would constitute a violation of article 3 of the Convention by the Netherlands. He is represented by counsel. 1.2 On 10 January 2002, the Committee, in accordance with rule 108 of its rules of procedures, requested the State party not to expel the petitioner, pending the consideration of his case by the Committee. On 11 March 2002, the State party informed the Committee that this request would be complied with.