Jesus Hope of Life NGO case

The author is from Pakistan and Christian by birth. He was a member of Jesus Hope of Life, an NGO. His task was to share the word of the Bible to people of other religions. During an event, he met a Muslim Mullah who strongly disapproved the author’s christian believes. Hereafter, the author received a […]

  • Decision: 25. August 2017
Torture
CAT 625/2014

Brother participating in equality movement case

Concerning Mr. S.S.B vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author worked in a store in Sudan. Three men from the National Security Force entered the store and stabbed the author with a knife several times. The author’s brother was affiliated to the Justice and Equality Movement and the three men wanted […]

  • Decision: 19. June 2017
Torture
CAT 602/2014

Interim Measures in Torture case

The UN Committee Against Torture on 22 December 2015 published its opinion with regard to Communication No. 580/2014 (F.K. vs. Denmark), stating amongst other that- “8. In the light of the above, the Committee, acting under article 22 (7) of the Convention, is of the view that the State party has an obligation, in accordance […]

Torture
CAT 743/2016

Insurgents case

Concerning Mr. M.B. and Mrs. A.B. and their two children, D.M.B. and D.B (represented by counsel, Jytte Lindgard) Vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. Mr. M.B. submits that while grocery shopping in Nazran, Russia, 2 other men bought large quantities of food and asked M.B. to transport them. On the way he […]

  • Decision: 24. January 2017
Torture
CAT 634/2014

Refugee Quota

Concerning Mr. R.K vs. Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The author was tortured before fleeing Iran in the 1980’s and he applied for asylum in Greece. He was invited to Denmark on the so-called Refugee Quota* (Read more about the Refugee quota at the end of this résumé) and he got a […]

  • Decision: 1. September 2016
Torture
CAT 607/2014

Disabled Chinese case

Concerning Mr. C.Y vs. Denmark violation of CAT article 3. The Chinese applicant belonged to a Christian organisation named Quan Neng Shen. The members of the organisation met everyday and held church services. In 2007, the Chinese government labelled the organisation as being against the communist party and against the government. The government wanted to […]

Torture
CAT 647/2014

Eelam People’s Democratic Party case

Concerning J.N. vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complaint originates from Sri Lanka. The main reason for the complainant’s asylum claim is a conflict with the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) in connection with his son V. Both his sons were forced to train with Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

  • Decision: 12. August 2016
Torture
CAT 628/2014

Romanian conviction of fraud case

The complainants are Ms. I.M. and Mr. V.Z, both Romanian nationals born in 1967 and 1968 respectively. The complainants used to own a private business. In 2001, their business faced serious financial obstacles. As a result, the complainants were sued by their creditors, principally by someone called Mr. M.C. The complainants claimed that they received […]

  • Decision: 7. June 2016
Torture
CAT 593/2014

Ethnic and political persecution of Kurdish man in Turkey

The Committee Against Torture found Denmark had violated CAT articles 3, 12 and 16, with regard to forcibly returning the complainant to Turkey, and also inhumane treatment during his detention  in a Danish prison camp for asylum seekers.   Concerning F. K. vs. Denmark – Violations of CAT article 3 and article 12: Denmark was […]

  • Decision: 22. December 2015
Torture
CAT 580/2014

Raped by members of the Taliban

Concerning M.S. (represented by counsel, Line Bøgsted) vs Denmark for a violation of article 17 of CAT. The complainant was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He claims that he was abducted by the Taliban twice and tortured. Among other acts of torture, he claims that every second or third night, his hands and feet were tied […]

  • Decision: 14. October 2015
Torture
CAT 625/2014

Chinese torture case

The complainant is a Chinese national born on 8 May 1953. In 2005, he was working as a taxi driver and transported a passenger, whom the Chinese authorities suspected of being a Uighur terrorist. Soon afterwards, despite the fact that the complainant was not personally acquainted with the passenger, he was arrested by the police, […]

  • Decision: 12. October 2015
Torture
CAT 555/2013

Eritrean Woman Torture Case

Concerning S.A. vs. Denmark violation of art 3 of CAT and art. 7 of CCPR: Denmark was filed an initial complaint against a deportation order, dated 29 March 2010, set by the Danish Refugee Board in violation of CCPR article 7 and especially CAT article 3. Even though it is a standard procedure to ask […]

Torture
CAT No. 460/2011

Political Persecution of Kurdish man in Syria

Concerning A. O. vs. Denmark – violations of art 3 of CAT and art. 7 of CCPR: Denmark was filed an initial complaint against a deportation order, dated October the 20, 2011, set by the Danish Refugee Board, and the author risks to be forced deportation to his country of origin Syria, as from October […]

  • Decision: 7. November 2014
Torture
CAT 484/2011

Mistreated in military case

This case concerns an Eritrean man who served in the Eritrean military. In Eritrea the military service is by law set to be 1 ½ years, however after this period he was forced to stay in the army for another 10 years. The applicant attempted to desert, but was arrested and accused of working against […]

  • Decision: 24. June 2014
Torture
CAT 502/2012

Kurdistan Liberation Party case

Concerning N.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 of CAT.   Since 1982, the applicant has been called yearly to perform military service, but he has not responded to the calls. He was a member of the Kurdistan Liberation Party (PRK). In 1982, a number of party members were arrested and provided the police […]

  • Decision: 20. June 2014
Torture
CAT 466/2011

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam case

Concerning Ms. M.S vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The complainant fears that if returned to Sri Lanka, she will be subjected to torture because of her affiliation with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. She is a Tamil herself. Although she was never a Tamil Tiger, her nephew was a prominent […]

  • Decision: 16. December 2013
Torture
CAT 429/2010

Accused of a terrorist bombing attack case

Concerning Mr. K.H vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. The complainant arrived in Denmark on 25 July 2010, without valid travel documents, and applied for asylum the next day. The complainant was fleeing from the Taliban and the Afghan authorities. He had been detained by the Taliban and then arrested by the […]

  • Decision: 7. February 2013
Torture
CAT 464/2011

Intelligence service of Saddam Hussein case

Concerning Mr. A.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 2, 12 and 16 of CAT. The author had nine friends who worked for the intelligence service of Saddam Hussein and served in his palaces. When visiting one of them in 1995, he was detained, as it turned out that these friends were members of the […]

  • Decision: 6. February 2013
Torture
CAT 412/2010

The Iranian Committee for Reformation on the Wall

Concerning S.A vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complainant was born in Ghazvin in Iran. In July 2002, the complainant became actively involved in a monarchist group called “Refrondom Komite” (the Committee for Reformation on the Wall), a subgroup of the Royalist Party. One day, while handing out leaflets, […]

  • Decision: 30. November 2010
Torture
CAT 339/2008

Psychological torture by virtue of detention in solitary confinement

Concerning Ms. Helle Jensen (represented by counsel, Mr. Tyge Trier and Mr. Brent Sørensen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 1,12 and 16 of CAT. The author was arrested in her home in North Western Zealand and charged with smuggling cigarettes. The Court ordered the author’s detention and solitary confinement. The solitary confinement period was […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2004
Torture
CAT 225/2003

Independance for Punjab

Concerning  Mr. R.S. (represented by Mr. Hans Mogensen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 22 of CAT. The author is a Sikh who grew up in a district in Punjab, India. His uncle and older brother were members of the Sikh Students Federation and the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF). The avowed aim of the KCF […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2004
Torture
CAT 225/2003

Groupe Islamic Algérien

Mr. M. O. (represented by Ms. Birte Falkesgaard-Larsen) vs Denmark for violation of articles 22 of CAT. The complainant served as a corporal in a weapons store in the Algerian army. In 1994, he was contacted by representatives of the Groupe Islamic Algérien (GIA), who asked him to work for them and he refused. The […]

  • Decision: 21. November 2003
Torture
CAT 210/2002

Member of the Citizens’ Union in Russia

Concerning Mr. V. R. vs Denmark for violation of article 3 of CAT. On 6 November 1992, the author and his wife entered Denmark and immediately applied for asylum. The author’s application was rejected and his family and he returned to Russia. Upon returning to the Russian Federation from Denmark, the complainant alleges that he […]

  • Decision: 21. November 2003
Torture
CAT 210/2002

Islamic Movement Al‑Jama’a al‑Islamiya al‑Libya

Concerning  Mr. F.F.Z. vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complainant lived in the city of Benghazi in Libya since he was born. His cousin A.A. was a member of the Islamic Movement Al‑Jama’a al‑Islamiya al‑Libya (hereinafter called Al Jama’a). The complainant spent a lot of time with his cousin, […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2002
Torture
CAT 180/2001

Zwiadists Political Party

Concerning Ms. E.T.B. (Represented by Let Bosnia Live) vs Denmark for violation of articles 3 and 22 of CAT. The complainant is a widow with two minor children, all Georgian citizens of Mengrel ethnic origin. In Georgia she and her deceased husband, were working for the former Georgian President, and his political party, the Zwiadists, […]

  • Decision: 24. May 2002
Torture
CAT 146/1999

Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano

Concerning S.C. vs Denmark for violation of article 3 and 22 of CAT. The author states that she became a member of the illegal opposition party Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano (PRE) in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, in April 1995, but underlines that she had been an active supporter since 1985. The author’s involvement includes distributing political propaganda […]

  • Decision: 17. August 1999
Torture
CAT 143/1999