CCPR/C/131/D/3069/2017 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 30 April 2021 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 3069/2015*, **, *** Communication submitted by: B.B. (represented by counsel, Elin Edin) Alleged victim: The author State party: Sweden Date of communication: 11 December 2017 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 15 December 2017 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 16 March 2021 Subject matter: Deportation to Afghanistan Procedural issue: Level of substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Right to life; risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment upon return to country of origin; prohibition of refoulement Articles of the Covenant: 6 and 7 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (a) 1.1 The author of the communication is B.B., a national of Afghanistan and an ethnic Hazara, born on 24 September 1999. He claims that his deportation to Afghanistan by the State party would violate his rights under articles 6 and 7 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for Sweden on 23 March 1976. The author is represented by counsel. 1.2 On 11 December 2017, pursuant to rule 94 of its rules of procedure, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, requested the State party to refrain from deporting the author to Afghanistan while his case was under consideration by the Committee. On 11 December 2017, the State party suspended * Adopted by the Committee at its 131st session (1–26 March 2021). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Mahjoub El Haiba, Furuya Shuichi, Marcia Kran, Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Carlos Gomez Martinez, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Changrok Soh, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat Yigezu and Gentian Zyberi. *** Individual opinions by Committee members Vasilka Sancin and Photini Pazartzis (dissenting) and Furuya Shuichi (dissenting) are annexed to the present Views. GE.21-05786(E)

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