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:


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.


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