United Nations

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

Distr.: General
26 June 2019
Original: French

Committee against Torture
Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 846/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:

Elmas Ayden (represented by counsel, El kbir

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

16 October 2017 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 114 and 115 of
the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted
to the State party on 20 October 2017 (not issued
in document form)

Date of present decision:

10 May 2019

Subject matter:

Extradition to Turkey

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture in the event of extradition on
political grounds (non-refoulement)

Articles of the Convention:


* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-sixth session (23 April–17 May 2019).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu, Diego RodríguezPinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang. Pursuant to rule 109 of
the Committee’s rules of procedure, Essadia Belmir did not participate in the examination of the

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