CAT/C/70/D/861/2018 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 12 February 2021 Original: English Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 861/2018*, ** Communication submitted by: T.Ç. and M.E.Ç. (represented by counsel, Mehmet Kilic, Journalists and Writers Foundation) Alleged victims: The complainants State party: Georgia Date of complaint: 15 February 2018 (initial submission) Substantive issue: Extradition to Turkey of an alleged supporter of the Hizmet/Gülen movement On 30 December 2020, the Committee, having been informed that the complainants had left Georgia and travelled to Sweden, where they had been granted permanent residence on 24 May 2018, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 861/2018, on the understanding that M.E.Ç. no longer faced a risk of extradition to Turkey, as he had left the territory of Georgia. * Adopted by the Committee intersessionally on 30 December 2020. ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Liu Huawen, Jens Modvig, Ilvija Puce, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov. Pursuant to rule 109, read in conjunction with rule 15, of the Committee’s rules of procedure, and paragraph 10 of the guidelines on the independence and impartiality of members of the human rights treaty bodies (the Addis Ababa guidelines), Erdogan Iscan did not participate in the examination of the communication. GE.21-01918(E)

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