United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
9 January 2018
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 663/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

V.K.M. (represented by counsel, Kristina

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

24 February 2015 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to the Islamic
Republic of Iran

At its meeting on 6 November 2017, the Committee, having ascertained that the
complainant had been granted refugee status and a three-year residence permit in Sweden
on 11 August 2017 and was therefore no longer at risk of being forcibly removed to the
Islamic Republic of Iran, decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-second session (6 November–6 December 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Alessio Bruni, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens
Modvig, Ana Racu, Sébastien Touzé and Kening Zhang.



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