UNITED NATIONS CAT Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr. 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. GE.08-45506 (E) 031208 101208

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