United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
10 July 2012
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 391/2009
Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-eighth session, 7 May–1
June 2012


Submitted by:

M.A.M.A. et al. (represented by counsel, Per

Alleged victims:

The complainants

State party:


Date of complaint:

7 July 2009 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

23 May 2012

Subject matter:

Expulsion of the complainants to Egypt

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon return to the country of

Procedural issue:

Non-substantiation of claims

Articles of the Convention:

3 and 16

Select target paragraph3