UNITED NATIONS CAT Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr. RESTRICTED* CAT/C/23/D/96/1997 24 January 2000 Original: ENGLISH COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Twenty-third session (8-19 November 1999) VIEWS Communication No. 96/1997 Submitted by: A.D. (Name withheld) [represented by counsel] Alleged victim: The author State party: Netherlands Date of communication: 7 November 1997 Date of present decision: 12 November 1999 [See Annex] * Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture. GE.00-40476 (E)

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