A.G. (name withheld) v. Sweden, Communication No. 140/1999, U.N. Doc. CAT/C/24/D/140/1999 (2000). Communication No. 140/1999 Submitted by: A.G. (name withheld) Alleged victim: The author State party: Sweden Date of communication: 14 April 1999 The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Meeting on 2 May 2000, Adopts the following: Decision on admissibility 1. The author of the communication is Mr. A.G., born on 21 March 1967, an asylum-seeker of Moldovan origin, currently residing in Sweden. The author claims that he would risk torture if he is returned to the Republic of Moldova and that his forced return to that country therefore would constitute a violation by Sweden of article 3 of the Convention. The author is not represented by counsel. The facts as presented by the author 2.1 The author states that in December 1991, following the fall of the Soviet Union and the independence of Moldova, he became active in the Union of Moldovans of Transnistria. The author joined the Transnistrian independence army in May 1992 and received training first in Tiraspol and then in Bender, where he took part for several months in fighting against the Moldovan army. The author was allegedly arrested on 20 June 1992 by the Moldovan police, presumably for armed resistence. The author claims that

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