X.Y. (name deleted) v. Switzerland, Communication No. 128/1999, U.N. Doc. CAT/C/26/D/128/1999 (2001). Communication No. 128/1999 Submitted by: X.Y. (name deleted) [represented by counsel] Alleged victim: The author State party: Switzerland Date of the communication: 2 March 1999 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 2001, Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 128/1999, 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 by the author of the communication and the State party, Adopts the following decision: 1.1 The author of the communication, Mr. X.Y., born on 20 March 1960, is a Syrian national of Kurdish origin. He currently resides in Switzerland, where he applied for political asylum. His application was rejected, and he maintains that his forcible repatriation to the Syrian Arab Republic would constitute a violation by Switzerland of article 3 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. He has asked the Committee to take emergency measures, since at the time he submitted his communication he was liable to imminent expulsion. He is represented by counsel.