CAT/C/40/D/301/2006
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ANNEX
DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE UNDER ARTICLE 22 OF THE
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR
DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Fortieth session
Concerning
Communication No. 301/2006
Submitted by:

Z. K. (represented by counsel, Confrere
Juristbyrå)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Sweden

Date of the complaint:

22 August 2006 (initial submission)

The Committee against Torture, established under Article 17 of the Convention against
Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Meeting on 9 May 2008,
Having concluded its consideration of complaint No. 301/2006, submitted to the
Committee against Torture by Z. K. 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 complainant, his
counsel and the State party,
Adopts the following decision under article 22, paragraph 7, of the Convention against
Torture.
1.1 The complainant is Z. K., an Azeri born in 1961, currently awaiting deportation from
Sweden. He claims that his deportation to Azerbaijan would constitute a violation by Sweden
of article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading
Treatment or Punishment. He is represented by counsel.
1.2 In accordance with article 22, paragraph 3, of the Convention, the Committee
transmitted the communication to the State party on 22 August 2006 and requested it, under
rule 108, paragraph 1, of the Committee’s rules of procedure, not to expel the complainant to
Azerbaijan while his complaint was under consideration by the Committee.
The facts as presented by the complainant
2.1 The complainant lived in the village of Zerrab, working as a lorry driver. A branch of
the Azerbaijani People’s Party (APP) was set up in the city of Oghuz (40 kms from his home)

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