CAT/C/60/D/612/2014 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 16 June 2017 English Original: French Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 612/2014*, ** Submitted by: A.N., represented by Trial (Track Impunity Always) and the Seruka Initiative for rape victims/Centre Seruka Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Burundi Date of complaint: 24 March 2014 (initial submission) Date of present decision: 2 May 2017 Subject matter: Torture by members of the national police; use in a judicial proceeding of confessions obtained under torture; lack of effective investigation and redress Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; measures to prevent acts of torture; systematic review of arrangements for custody and treatment of detainees; obligation of the State party to ensure that the authorities promptly conduct an impartial investigation; right to file a complaint; right to redress; forced confessions Articles of the Convention: Articles 2 (1), 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, read in conjunction with articles 1 and 16 of the Convention 1.1 The complainant is A.N., a Burundian national born in 1978 and from the municipality of Muyinga (Muyinga Province). At the time of the events, he was residing in Ngozi. He is single and has no dependent children. He claims that Burundi has violated his rights under articles 2 (1), 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, read in conjunction with article 1 and, alternatively, with article 16 of the Convention against Torture. He is represented by counsel. * Adopted by the Committee at its sixtieth session (18 April-12 May 2017). ** The following members of the Committee took part in the consideration of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Alessio Bruni, Felice Gaer, Claude Heller-Rouassant, Sapana Pradhan-Malla, Ana Racu, Sébastien Touzé and Kening Zhang. GE.17-09955 (E) 310717 030817 

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