P. M. P. K. (name deleted) v. Sweden, Communication No. 30/1995, U.N. Doc. CAT/C/15/D/30/1995 (1995). Communication No. 30/1995 Submitted by: P. M. P. K. (name deleted) [represented by counsel] Alleged victim: The author State party: Sweden Date of communication: 14 July 1995 The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Meeting on 20 November 1995, Adopts the following: Decision on admissibility 1. The author of the communication is a Zairian citizen who entered Sweden in November 1991 to request asylum. She claims that her return to Zaire following the dismissal of her application for refugee status would violate article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. She is represented by counsel. 2. On 31 January 1994, the Swedish Board of Immigration refused the author's application for asylum, noting that the political situation in Zaire had improved and considering that it was not likely that the author would be subjected to persecution or severe harassment. On 13 February 1995, the Aliens Appeal Board confirmed the decision of the Swedish Board of Immigration. The author then submitted a "new application" to the Appeal Board, arguing that the situation in Zaire had not improved, but on 16 March 1995 the Board rejected her application, considering that the circumstances invoked by the author could not be seen as new evidence. 3. On 22 August 1995, the Committee, through its Special Rapporteur, transmitted the communication to the State party for comments and requested the State party not to expel the author while her communication was under consideration by the Committee.

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