UNITED
NATIONS

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

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RESTRICTED*
CAT/C/41/D/291/2006
26 November 2008
ENGLISH
Original: FRENCH

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
Forty-first session
(3-21 November 2008)
DECISION
Communication No. 291/2006
Submitted by:

Saadia Ali (represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Tunisia

Date of the complaint:

2 March 2006 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

21 November 2008

Subject matter:

Torture and ill-treatment by police

Substantive issues:

Systematic monitoring of interrogation rules and practices;
custody and treatment of detainees and prisoners; impartial
investigation whenever there are reasonable grounds for
believing torture has taken place; right to complain to the
relevant authorities; right to redress

* Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture.

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