CAT/C/70/D/936/2019 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 22 January 2021 Original: English Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 936/2019*, ** Communication submitted by: B.T. (represented by counsels, Marko Štambuk and Ana Trkulja) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Serbia Date of complaint: 24 June 2019 (initial submission) Substantive issues: Deportation to Turkey; risk of torture On 30 December 2020, the Committee, having been informed that the State party’s judicial authorities had decided that the preconditions for the extradition of the complainant had not been fulfilled, that the complainant had been released from detention and that he had returned to Bulgaria where he resided, and following the withdrawal of the complaint on those grounds, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 936/2019. * Adopted by the Committee intersessionally on 30 December 2020. ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Liu Huawen, Jens Modvig, Ilvija Puce, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov. Pursuant to rule 109, read in conjunction with rule 15, of the Committee’s rules of procedure, and paragraph 10 of the guidelines on the independence and impartiality of members of the human rights treaty bodies (the Addis Ababa guidelines), Erdogan Iscan did not participate in the examination of the communication. GE.21-00831(E)

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