CAT/C/22/D/104/1998 page 2 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.