United Nations

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

Distr.: General
10 January 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 796/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:

M.A. (represented by counsel, Johan Lagerfelt)

Alleged victims:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

18 November 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture and ill-treatment upon deportation
to the Russian Federation

At its meeting on 15 November 2018, the Committee, having ascertained that the
applications of the complainant and his family for asylum were being re-examined, and that
they had received residence and working permits valid until 15 August 2020, and having
received confirmation from the complainant’s counsel that he had agreed with the State
party’s request for discontinuance, decided to discontinue the consideration of
communication No. 796/2017.


Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fifth session (12 November–7 December 2018).
The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu,
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang.



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