CAT/C/55/D/500/2012 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 14 October 2015 English Original: Spanish Committee against Torture Communication No. 500/2012 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-fifth session (27 July14 August 2015) GE.15-17782 (E) Submitted by: Ramiro Ramírez Martínez, Rodrigo Ramírez Martínez, Orlando Santaolaya Villarreal and Ramiro López Vásquez (represented by the Mexican Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights and by the World Organization against Torture) Alleged victims: The complainants State party: Mexico Date of complaint: 15 March 2012 Date of present Decision: 4 August 2015 Subject matter: Arbitrary detention and torture Procedural issue: Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Articles of the Convention: 1, 2, 12-16 and 22 131115 *1517782* 161115

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