CAT/C/20/D/83/1997 page 2 Annex VIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22, PARAGRAPH 7, OF THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT - TWENTIETH SESSION concerning Communication No. 83/1997 Submitted by: G.R.B. (name withheld) [represented by counsel] Alleged victim: The author State party: Sweden Date of communication: 2 June 1997 The Committee against Torture, established under article 17 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Meeting on 15 May 1998, Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 83/1997, submitted to the Committee against Torture under article 22 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Having taken into account all information made available to it by the author of the communication, her counsel and the State party, Adopts its Views under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention. 1. The author of the communication is GRB, a Peruvian citizen born in 1966, currently residing in Sweden, where she is seeking asylum. She claims that her forced return to Peru would constitute a violation by Sweden of article 3 of the Convention against Torture. The author also claims that a deportation per se would constitute a violation of article 16 of the Convention. Ms. GRB is represented by counsel. Facts as presented by the author 2.1 The author states that she belongs to a politically active family in Palcamayo in the Department of Junin. Her parents were sympathizers of the legal Communist Party of Peru and party meetings were frequently held in their home. The author also became a supporter of the party. From 1983 to 1985, the author studied to become a nurse in Tarma, another town in the same department, and she was at that time actively involved in the party's activities. From 1985 to 1992, the author, who had been granted a scholarship, studied medicine in the Soviet Union.