United Nations


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

Distr.: General

12 February 2021

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 861/2018 * , **

Communication submitted by:T.Ç. and M.E.Ç. (represented by counsel, Mehmet Kilic, Journalists and Writers Foundation)

Alleged victims:The complainants

State party:Georgia

Date of complaint:15 February 2018 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:Extradition to Turkey of an alleged supporter of the Hizmet/Gülen movement

On 30 December 2020, the Committee, having been informed that the complainants had left Georgia and travelled to Sweden, where they had been granted permanent residence on 24 May 2018, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 861/2018, on the understanding that M.E.Ç. no longer faced a risk of extradition to Turkey, as he had left the territory of Georgia.