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Sweden: UN experts criticize refoulement to Egypt

The UN Committee against Torture (CAT) held that Sweden violated the principle of non refoulement by transferring to Egypt Mustafa Kamil Agiza who was suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. The Committee said because the practice of torture is widespread in Egypt he was at risk of torture despite Egypt’s diplomatic assurances. The Committee also found that Sweden denied his right to an effective remedy.

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