United Nations


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

Distr.: General

1 October 2021

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 956/2019 * , **

Communication submitted by:A.K. (represented by counsel, Robert Nystrom)

Alleged victim:The complainant

State party:Sweden

Date of complaint:14 June 2019 (initial submission)

Substantive issue s :Deportation to Afghanistan; risk of torture

At its meeting on 14 July 2021, the Committee – having been informed that since the expulsion order against the complainant has become time-barred, and he can now submit a new asylum application in Sweden – decided to discontinue the consideration of communication No. 956/2019 on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled to submit a new communication to the Committee in the event of a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State party’s territory.