United Nations

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

Distr.: General
7 January 2020
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 897/2018*, **
Communication submitted by:

A.S. (represented by counsel, Rebecca Ahlstrand)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:


Date of complaint:

12 November 2018 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Risk of torture upon deportation to the Islamic
Republic of Iran

At its meeting on 15 November 2019, the Committee, having ascertained that on 2
January 2019, the complainant had applied for a renewal of asylum proceedings and a
residence permit to stay in Sweden, and that the expulsion order against him in Sweden had
become time-barred, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No.
897/2018, on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled to submit a new
communication to it in the event of a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State
party’s territory.

* Adopted by the Committee at its sixty-eighth session (11 November–6 December 2019).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Felice Gaer, Abdelwahab Hani, Claude Heller Rouassant, Jens Modvig, Ana Racu,
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.



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