The facts as presented by the petitioner 2.1 The petitioner states that since the beginning of the 80's, he was active in the Hindu-Buddha Christian Minority Organization and in the Bangladesh Chattra League. 2.3 During the autumn of 1992, he was attacked and abused by Muslims and detained by the police for his participation in a demonstration where he was allegedly tortured, hit on the soles of his feet and hanged upside down. He was released with the help of his party and went to India for several months. 2.4 He returned later to Bangladesh and became active in the Bangladesh Sharbohara Party (BSP). Beginning 1995, he was again detained during two months by the police for his participation in a political rally. During this period, he was allegedly tortured, and he submits a medical and psychiatric report established in Denmark concerning prior injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. 2.5 After having spent another month in India, he returned to Bangladesh and became responsible for BSP's public relations and publicity. 2.6 The petitioner was then allegedly advised by others members of his party to leave Bangladesh. The party arranged and financed his flight to Sweden in October 1995. 2.7 The petitioner arrived in Sweden on 24 October 1995 and applied for refugee status. His application was rejected by the Swedish Migration Board on 13 December 1995 and, on appeal, by the Aliens Appeals Board on 19 March 1997. 2.8 Subsequently, the petitioner made three new applications before the Aliens Appeal Board under Chapter 2, Section 5 (b) of the Swedish Aliens Act, which allows to resubmit applications before such body on the basis of factual circumstances that have not been earlier examined by the competent authorities. The petitioner's applications were all rejected, the latest by a decision of 9 April 1999. The complaint 3.1 The petitioner claims that he was subjected to torture when he was detained in Bangladesh. He submits some medical evidence in this regard. 3.2 The petitioner claims that if he is returned to Bangladesh, he would be again subjected to torture and that the decision forcibly to remove him to

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