CAT/C/20/D/58/1996 page 2 Annex DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22 OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT - TWENTIETH SESSION concerning Communication No. 58/1996 Submitted by : J.M.U.M. (name withheld) [represented by counsel] Alleged victim: The author State party: Sweden Date of communication: 27 June 1996 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 1998, Adopts the following: Decision on admissibility 1. The author of the communication is J.M.U.M., born on 11 June 1956. He is a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex-Zaire) and alleges a violation by Sweden of article 3 of the Convention against Torture. He is represented by counsel. The facts 2.1 The author left Zaire in June 1990, after having experienced arrest and detention because of his political activities for the Mouvement National Congolaise Lumumba (MNCL). He was given a temporary residence permit in Congo, but left the country because he felt unsafe. He entered Sweden on 14 December 1990 and applied for asylum. 2.2 On 20 January 1992, the Immigration Board rejected his request. The Aliens Appeal Board rejected his appeal on 3 December 1993. New applications made by the author to the Aliens Appeal Board were likewise rejected. The expulsion order against the order was not enforced because he went into hiding. 2.3 On 27 June 1996, the author presented a communication to the Committee against Torture under article 22 of the Convention. The Committee, through its Special Rapporteur for New Communications, requested the State party on 4 December 1996 not to deport the author while his communication was under consideration.