United Nations

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

Distr.: General
21 September 2017
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 755/2016*,**
Communication submitted by:

Hugues Mbele (represented by Mr. Alexandre
Mwanza, Migrant Arc-En-Ciel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

22 June 2016 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation

At its meeting on 31 July 2017, the Committee against Torture decided to
discontinue the consideration of communication No. 755/2016 since the complainant had
been granted a renewable residence permit in Switzerland (permit B), and would therefore
not risk to be forcibly removed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-first session (24 July-11 August 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the present
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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