United Nations


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

Distr.: General

7 January 2020

Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 897/2018 * , **

Communication submitted by:A.S. (represented by counsel, Rebecca Ahlstrand)

A lleged victim :The complainant

State party :Sweden

Date of complaint:12 November 2018 (initial submission)

Substantive issue :Risk of torture upon deportation to the Islamic Republic of Iran

At its meeting on 15 November 2019, the Committee, having ascertained that on 2 January 2019, the complainant had applied for a renewal of asylum proceedings and a residence permit to stay in Sweden, and that the expulsion order against him in Sweden had become time-barred, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 897/2018, on the understanding that the complainant would be entitled to submit a new communication to it in the event of a renewed risk of forcible removal from the State party’s territory.