CAT/C/70/D/895/2018 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 22 January 2020 Original: English Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 895/2018*, ** Communication submitted by: S.S. (represented by counsel, Shamili Kugathas) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Australia Date of complaint: 25 May 2018 (initial submission) Substantive issues: Deportation to Sri Lanka; risk of torture On 30 December 2020, the Committee, not having received comments from the complainant’s counsel on the State party’s observations, despite sending a reminder to that effect, and following the withdrawal of the complaint as counsel had lost contact with the complainant, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 895/2018. * Adopted by the Committee intersessionally on 30 December 2020. ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Erdogan Iscan, Liu Huawen, Jens Modvig, Ilvija Puce, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov. GE.21-00834(E)

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