UNITED NATIONS CAT Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr. RESTRICTED* CAT/C/23/D/63/1997 5 June 2000 ENGLISH Original: FRENCH COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Twenty-third session (8-19 November 1999) VIEWS Communication No. 63/1997 Submitted by: Josu Arkauz Arana [represented by counsel] Alleged victim: The author State party: France Date of communication: 16 December 1996 Date of present decision: 9 November 1999 [See annex] * Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture. GE.00-42589 (E)

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