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:


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.


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