United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
16 June 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2409/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

Abdilafir Abubakar Ali and Mayul Ali Mohamad
(represented by the Danish Refugee Council)

Alleged victims:

The authors and their two children

State party:


Date of communication:

28 May 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 2 June 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

29 March 2016

Subject matter:

Deportation from Denmark to Italy

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
or punishment

Articles of the Covenant:


Articles of the Optional Protocol:


1.1. The authors of the communication are Abdilafir Abubakar Ali (27 years old at the
time the communication was submitted) and Mayul Ali Mohamad (24 years old at the time
the communication was submitted), Somalian nationals from Mogadishu. They have two
* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Muhumuza Laki, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley, Fabian
Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili
and Margo Waterval. Three opinions signed by six Committee members are annexed to the present

GE.16-10042 (E)



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