CAT/C/59/D/549/2013 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 25 January 2017 English Original: French Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 549/2013*, ** Communication submitted by: Abdulrahman Kabura (represented by Philip Grant, TRIAL — Track Impunity Always) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Burundi Date of complaint: 24 December 2012 (initial submission) Date of present decision: 11 November 2016 Subject matter: Torture committed by police officers; failure to investigate; lack of redress Procedural issue: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; measures to prevent acts of torture; systematic monitoring of custody and treatment of detainees; State party’s obligation to ensure that its competent authorities proceed to a prompt and impartial investigation; right to file a complaint; right to redress; prohibition of the use of statements obtained under torture as evidence in proceedings Articles of the Convention: Articles 2 (1), 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, read in conjunction with articles 1 and 16 of the Convention 1.1 The complainant is Abdulrahman Kabura, who was born in 1975 in Burundi and currently lives in South Africa, where he has been granted refugee status. He maintains that * Adopted by the Committee at its fifty-ninth session (7 November-7 December 2016). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the present communication: Essadia Belmir, Alessio Bruni, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Sapana Pradhan-Malla, Ana Racu, Sébastien Touzé and Khening Zhang. GE.17-01070 (E) 060217 060217 

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