United Nations

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

Distr.: General
13 September 2019
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 844/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:

D.M. (represented by counsel, Kirsi Hytinantti)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

6 October 2017 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture and ill-treatment upon deportation
to Afghanistan

At its meeting on 26 July 2019, the Committee, having been informed by counsel
that the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland has decided to remit the case to the
Finnish Immigration Service for fresh consideration and that counsel has asked specifically
for discontinuance of the case, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication
No. 844/2017 on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled to submit a new
communication to the Committee in the event of a renewed risk of forcible removal from
the State party’s territory.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-seventh session (22 July–9 August 2019).
** 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 and Sébastien Touzé.



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