CAT/C/45/D/339/2008

Annex
Decision of the Committee against Torture under article 22 of
the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (forty-fifth session)
concerning

Communication No. 339/2008
Submitted by:

Said Amini (represented by counsel, Jens
Bruhn-Petersen)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Denmark

Date of the complaint:

16 April 2008 (initial submission)

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 15 November 2010,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 339/2008, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by Said Amini 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 complainant
and the State party,
Adopts the following:

Decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment
1.1
The complainant is Said Amini, born in 1979, currently awaiting deportation from
Denmark to Iran, his country of origin. He claims that his deportation to Iran would
constitute a violation by Denmark of article 3 of the Convention against torture and Other
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The complainant is represented by
counsel.
1.2
In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Committee
requested the State party under rule 108, paragraph 1, of the Committee’s rules of
procedure, not to expel the complainant to Iran while his complaint was under
consideration by the Committee.
The facts as presented by the complainant
2.1
The complainant was born in Ghazvin in Iran. He is an Iranian national and a Shia
Muslim. He attended school for eleven years and completed two years of military service.
After having completed his military service, he worked as a shop manager in one of his

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