United Nations

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

Distr.: General
17 January 2012
Original: French

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 381/2009
Decision adopted by the Committee at its forty-seventh session, 31
October to 25 November 2011
Submitted by:

Abolghasem Faragollah et al. (represented by
counsel, Urs Ebnöther)

Alleged victim:

The complainants

State party:


Date of complaint:

17 April 2009 (initial submission)

Date of decision:

21 November 2011

Subject matter:

Deportation of the complainant from
Switzerland to the Islamic Republic of Iran;
risk of torture and cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment

Procedural issues:

GE.12-40167 (E)

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture following deportation; risk of
cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment following deportation

Article of the Convention:

Article 3

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