CAT/C/22/D/103/1998 page 3 release the Mujahedin launched a military offensive, and she was arrested again in August 1986 together with other activists who were seen as threats by the Iranian authorities. She was released in May 1990 due to lack of evidence, but she had to report regularly to the authorities for the following six months. 2.2 S.M.R. was ill-treated and tortured in prison, especially during her first imprisonment. She states that she was beaten on the soles of her feet and that she was flogged on two occasions. As a result of the flogging she was unconscious and suffered renal haemorrhage. She was treated in a hospital for two days before she was sent back to prison. She also states that she was subjected to a fake execution. 2.3 In 1991 S.M.R. resumed her work for the Mujahedin. She was a member of a group of four politically active women who produced leaflets for the Mujahedin in her home, where they met three times a week. The reason why the women always met in S.M.R.’s home was that her husband, because of his profession, had a typewriter which the women used to produce the leaflets. The authors state, however, that M.M.R. was unaware of the political activities of his wife. 2.4 S.M.R. and her children arrived in Sweden on 21 July 1995 on a valid passport, to attend the marriage of a relative. She states that at that time she intended to return to Iran. While in Sweden she learned that her husband, who was not politically active, had been arrested by the Iranian security police in August 1995 and interrogated about the political activities of his wife. The police had informed him that the other women belonging to the political group in which S.M.R. was active had been arrested and that one of the women had revealed his wife’s identity. The police had also searched the family’s house and confiscated the typewriter which had been used to produce the leaflets. S.M.R. decided not to return to Iran, where she claims she risks being imprisoned and tortured again. 2.5 S.M.R. and her two children applied for asylum on 30 November 1995. Her application was rejected by the National Immigration Board on 30 January 1996. On 25 November 1996, the Aliens Appeal Board turned down her appeal. Following an application by S.M.R., the Aliens Appeal Board decided, on 5 March 1997, not to expel her pending its decision regarding the asylum claim of her husband. 2.6 After leaving Iran illegally with the help of smugglers, M.M.R. arrived in Sweden on 6 November 1996 and immediately applied for asylum. He was later told by his mother in Iran that the Swedish police had informed the Iranian authorities about his illegal departure from the country. He would now risk imprisonment upon his return to Iran. 2.7 The National Immigration Board rejected M.M.R.’s asylum claim on 23 April 1997. On 27 October 1997, the Aliens Appeal Board dismissed his appeal. Following the rejection of M.M.R.’s asylum claim, the Aliens Appeal Board cancelled the stay of the deportation order against S.M.R. and her children.

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