CAT/C/32/D/135/1999
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ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE
22 OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL,
INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Thirty-second session
Concerning
Communication No. 135/1999

Submitted by:

S.G. (represented by counsel, Ms. Mariette Timmer)

Alleged victim:

Complainant

State party:

Netherlands

Date of complaint:

19 July 1999

The Committee against Torture, established under Article 17 of the
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or
Punishment,
Meeting on 12 May 2004,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 135/1999, submitted to
the Committee against Torture by S.G. 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
complainant, his counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following:
Decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention

Draft Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention against Torture
1.1 The complainant is S.G, a Turkish national born in 1965, currently residing in the
Netherlands and awaiting deportation to Turkey. He claims that his forcible return to
Turkey would constitute a violation by the Netherlands of article 3 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He
is represented by counsel.

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