United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: Restricted*
4 July 2011
Original: French

Committee against Torture
Forty-sixth session
9 May–3 June 2011

Communication No. 341/2008
Submitted by:

Fatiha Sahli (represented by counsel, TRIAL
(Track Impunity Always))

Alleged victim:

Djilali Hanafi (husband of the complainant)

State party:


Date of complaint:

30 April 2008 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

3 June 2011

Subject matter:

Torture in custody resulting in the death of
the victim

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies and abuse
of process

Substantive issues:

Torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment; obligation to systematically
monitor interrogation techniques and
practices; right to effective remedy; right to

Articles of the Convention:

2, paragraph 1; 11; 12; 13; 14 read in
conjunction with article 1 or, alternatively,
with article 16; article 22 (paras. 2 and 5 (b))

Rules of procedure:

107 (b) and (e)

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