3. Article 22, paragraph 2 of the Convention provides that the Committee shall declare inadmissible any communication which it considers to be an abuse of the right of submission, or to be incompatible with the provisions of the Convention. The Committee observes that the treatment the author complaints of manifestly does not fall within the scope of article 1 of the Convention, which defines the term “torture”, nor within the scope of article 16, which refers to other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Thus the communication is inadmissible ratione materiae. 4. The Committee therefore decides: (a) That the communication is inadmissible under article 22, paragraph 2 of the Convention; (b) That this decision shall be communicated to the author and, for information, to the State party. _____ */ Made public by decision of the Committee against Torture. */ All persons handling this document are requested to respect and observe its confidential nature. [Done in English, French, Russian and Spanish, the English text being the original version].