CAT/C/37/D/277/2005
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ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22 OF THE
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR
DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-seventh session
Concerning
Communication No. 277/2005
Submitted by:

N. Z. S. (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Sweden

Date of the complaint:

23 August 2005 (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 22 November 2006,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 277/2005, submitted to the
Committee against Torture on behalf of N. Z. S. 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 complainant, his
counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention against
Torture.
1.1 The complainant is, N. Z. S., a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran born in 1968,
currently residing in Sweden and awaiting deportation to Iran. He claims that his deportation
to Iran would constitute a violation of article 3 of the Convention against Torture. The
Convention entered into force for Sweden on 26 June 1987. The complainant is represented
by counsel.
1.2 On 25 August 2005, the Committee transmitted the complaint to the State party in
accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention. Pursuant to rule 108, paragraph 1,
of the Committee's rules of procedure, the State party was requested not to expel the
complainant to Iran pending the consideration of his case. On 6 October 2005, the State party
informed the Committee that it would stay the enforcement of the decision to expel the
complainant to Iran while the case is under consideration by the Committee.

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