CAT/C/22/D/104/1998
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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. 104/1998

Submitted by:

M.B.B. (name withheld)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Sweden

Date of communication:

12 December 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. 104/1998,
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
author of the communication and the State party,
Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention.
1.
The author of the communication
in 1965, at present seeking asylum in
tortured and executed if he is forced
Convention is specifically invoked in
represented by counsel.

is M.B.B., an Iranian national born
Sweden. He claims that he risks being
to return to Iran. No article of the
the communication. The author is not

Facts as presented by the author
2.1
The author states that his father is an orthodox Iranian Muslim and a
supporter of the Iranian regime. Through his influence the author was drafted
by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (Pasdaran) and fought for three years in
the front lines. While working as a revolutionary guard, the author also had
a normal civil job as a mechanic in Isfahan, in order to conceal his
involvement with the Pasdaran from his family. He was issued with an identity
card as a member of the National Guard.

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