CAT UNITED NATIONS Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr. RESTRICTED* CAT/C/20/D/48/1996 19 June 1998 ENGLISH Original: FRENCH COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Twentieth session (4-22 May 1998) DECISION Communication No. 48/1996 Submitted by: H.W.A. (name withheld) (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State Party: Switzerland Date of communication: 4 April 1996 Date of present decision: 20 May 1998 [See Annex] __________ * Made public by decision of the Committee Against Torture. GE.98-16515 (E)

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