CAT/C/21/D/100/1997
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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-FIRST SESSION concerning
Communication No. 100/1997
Submitted by:

J.U.A. (name deleted)
(represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party concerned:

Switzerland

Date of communication:

6 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 10 November 1998,
Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 100/1997,
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, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following:
Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention
1.
The author of the communication is J.U.A., a Nigerian citizen born
in 1968. He is currently living in Switzerland, where he has applied for
asylum, and risks being sent home. He claims that his expulsion would
constitute a violation of article 3 of the Convention against Torture and
Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
The facts as submitted by the author
2.1
The author claims that he is a member of NADECO (National Democratic
Coalition), the opposition movement. In 1994, he took part in an action
committee opposing the plan to hold the Junior World Cup for Football in
Lagos, which in his view was an act of political propaganda by the then
Government of Nigeria. He contacted some key figures and university leaders
with a view to organizing demonstrations in a number of towns, including
Enugu, where he grew up. In February 1995, a police officer who was a friend

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