CAT/C/22/D/103/1998
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Annex
VIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22,
PARAGRAPH 7, OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER
CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
TWENTY-SECOND SESSION
concerning
Communication No. 103/1998

Submitted by :

S.M.R. and M.M.R. (Names withheld)
[represented by counsel]

Alleged victim:

The authors

State party:

Sweden

Date of communication:

5 November 1997

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment,
Meeting on 5 May 1999,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 103/1998,
submitted to the Committee against Torture under article 22 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Having taken into account all information made available to it by the
authors of the communication, their counsel and the State party,
Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention.
1.
The authors of the communication are S.M.R., her husband M.M.R. and
their two children. The authors are Iranian citizens currently residing in
Sweden, where they are seeking refugee status. S.M.R. and M.M.R. claim that
they would risk imprisonment and torture upon return to the Islamic Republic
of Iran and that their forced return to that country would therefore
constitute a violation by Sweden of the Convention. They are represented by
counsel.
The facts as presented by the authors
2.1. The authors state that S.M.R. has been an active member of the illegal
organization the Mujahedin. Because of her political activities she has been
imprisoned twice by the Iranian authorities. She was first arrested in 1982
and spent four years in the Evin-Ghezelhesar prison. She was released in
May 1986 when the authorities revised old sentences. About the time of her

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