United Nations

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

Distr.: General
11 January 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 859/2018*, **
Communication submitted by:

A.M. (represented




Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

15 January 2018 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to Pakistan

At its meeting on 15 November 2018, the Committee, having ascertained that the
complainant had submitted a new pending asylum application in Sweden, and that the
expulsion order against him in Sweden had become time-barred, decided to discontinue the
consideration of communication No. 859/2018, on the understanding that the complainant
would be entitled to submit a new communication to it in the event of a renewed risk of
forcible removal from the State party’s territory.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-fifth session (12 November–7 December 2018).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu,
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov and Honghong Zhang. Mr.
Hani disassociated himself from the decision.



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