CAT/C/52/D/477/2011 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 24 June 2014 English Original: French Committee against Torture Communication No. 477/2011 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-second session (28 April– 23 May 2014) Submitted by: Ali Aarrass (represented by counsel, Ms. Dounia Alamat and Mr. Christophe Marchand) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Morocco Date of complaint: 3 October 2011 (initial submission) Date of present decision: 19 May 2014 Subject matter: Torture in police custody Procedural issue: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; obligation of the State party to proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation; prohibition on invoking statements made as a result of torture as evidence Articles of the Convention: 2, para. 1; 11; 12; 13; and 15 [Annex] GE.14-06421 (E) 160714 160714 *1406421*

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