UNITED NATIONS CAT Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr. RESTRICTED* CAT/C/23/D/86/1997 16 June 2000 Original: ENGLISH COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Twenty-third session (8-19 November 1999) DECISIONS Communication No. 86/1997 Submitted by : P. S. (name withheld) [represented by counsel] Alleged victim: The author State Party: Canada Date of communication: 19 June 1997 Date of present decision: 18 November 1999 ________________ * Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture GE.00-42754 (E)

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