ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22
OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN
OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Twenty-eighth session
concerning
Complaint No. 164/2000
Submitted by:

Mr. L.M.T.D.

Alleged victim:

Mr. L.M.T.D.

State party:

Sweden

Date of complaint:

22 March 2000

Date of present decision:

15 May 2002

The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention
against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 15 May 2002,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 164/2000, submitted to
the Committee against Torture 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 and the State party,
Adopts the following decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the
Convention.
1.1
The complainant is L.M.T.D., a Venezuelan citizen currently residing in
Sweden. She claims that her return to Venezuela following Sweden’s refusal to grant
her political asylum would constitute a violation of article 3 of the Convention. She is
represented by counsel.
The facts as submitted by the complainant:
2.1
The complainant worked as a procurator for juveniles in the office of the
Attorney-General of the Republic of Venezuela from 1988 to 1997. One of her

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